Third-level students invited to apply for new €250,000 scholarship programme
50 students will be able to avail of a €5,000 bursary each.
Huawei Ireland today launched a new scholarship programme for Irish third-level STEM students that will provide €250,000 in academic grants this year.
The new scholarship programme will be available through Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future’ initiative, with third-level students now invited to apply.
Fifty €5,000 bursaries will be awarded to the top-performing STEM students who take part in the Seeds for the Future programme, which offers third-level students studying in Ireland the opportunity to participate in an exclusive Huawei online event to develop their understanding of the ICT industry while also learning about Chinese culture.
Ireland is the first country in Western Europe that Huawei has selected for the new €250,000 scholarship programme.
Participating students also study different levels of basic and advanced courses exploring the latest developments in smart cities, AI, cloud computing, 5G and the Internet of Things. Other course options include guest lectures on digital transformation, sustainable technology and strategic leadership given by either Huawei senior engineers or guest speakers from industry thought-leaders.
Announcing the scholarship fund, Luke McDonnell, Senior Communications Manager, Huawei Ireland, said:
"Huawei is committed to investing in Ireland’s future ICT workforce and we see this scholarship programme as another way to help these students enhance their capabilities as they continue their STEM studies. Our Seeds for the Future programme has proven very successful and we look forward to welcoming more students to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this year."
The 2021 programme will see students take part in team exercises including Huawei’s newly created Tech4Good project, which challenges participants to examine how to leverage technology to address pressing social and environmental issues.
Students will present their team projects to a panel of judges with the project contributing to their eligibility for the scholarships.
Undergrad and postgrad students studying in Ireland can now apply for the 2021 Seeds for the Future programme and the chance to be awarded one of the fifty €5,000 scholarships by sending their CV, and an essay of 400 - 600 words or a 2-3 minute video reflecting their interests and why they should be chosen to take part, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, October 14th.
The programme will take place between October 18th-26th 2021, with the scholarships awarded thereafter to those who successfully complete the Seeds for the Future programme.