Three engineering students in their senior freshman year — David Byrne, Amelia Feehan and Christopher Doyle – have won prestigious 2016/17 Kinsella Scholarships.
The scholarships are awarded to students that have completed their first year of engineering study at Trinity and demonstrated outstanding potential in their field. They were established in 2014 through a donation from the Chief Executive of Jones Engineering Group, Eric Kinsella, and his wife, Barbara.
This is the second year that students have been selected by a panel made up of experts from Trinity and Jones Engineering Group. The fund reserves allow up to a maximum of six scholarships to be supported simultaneously in perpetuity.
Eric Kinsella said: “Jones Engineering Group prides itself in the quality of our employees. Our investment in people has been one of the keys to our success. I know Trinity shares this view, and Barbara and I are delighted to be in a position to support tomorrow’s engineering leaders whom Trinity will be nurturing.”
“As a Trinity engineering alumnus, engineering holds a particular importance for myself and Barbara, and I want to invest in future generations of the profession.”
Mr Kinsella also donated significant endowment funding in 2014 for the state-of-the-art 24-hour student study space in the Ussher Library. Kinsella Hall, named in honour of Mr Kinsella’s parents, William and Kathleen Kinsella. It allows Trinity students and researchers to access 600 study spaces day and night.
Jones Engineering Group is a leading International Engineering Contracting Group of companies providing mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, fire protection and maintenance solutions to world-class clients. The Group comprises a number of engineering contracting companies that collectively deliver the complete range of engineering services.