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DIT student Cait McCarthy awarded 2017 Wallace Family Scholarship

Posted: 11 December, 2017

DIT Foundation is delighted to announce the awarding of the 2017 Wallace Family Scholarship to student Cait McCarthy.

Cait is a 3rd-year student of Product Design at DIT Bolton St. During Cait’s first year in DIT she aspired to give something back and began in October 2015 by immersing herself into an organisation for overseas voluntary work in Uganda. During her time there, she worked on a facility and programme for an IT Library for aspiring students and adults. Cait’s primary interest is to follow the field of medical device design and engineering and she has completed a Level 5 Healthcare Assistant course to gain vital insight into this industry. 

Jill O’Lone, DIT Foundation and Ger Reilly, Head of School of Mechanical & Design Engineering with the 2017 winner of the Wallace Family Scholarship, Cait McCarthy

Cait is also the head of ‘Women in design’ in the DIT design society and is a mentor to those who have just recently entered the course. Cait hopes to complete a Masters when she has finished her Degree in Product Design.

The Wallace Family Scholarship aims to support committed students like Cait who have not only demonstrated academic achievement but also engaged with the world of engineering outside of the classroom.

About the Wallace Family Scholarship

The Wallace Family Fund for Engineering was established in 2016 by engineer Paul Wallace a graduate of 1958 Bolton Street. It was with the financial support of a generous donor that Paul himself had the opportunity to study engineering at DIT in 1958. He went on to have a long and fruitful career as an engineer in both industry and academia.

Sadly, shortly after establishing the fund Paul passed away at his home in the United States. With the support of his family and friends, the School of Manufacturing and Design Engineering are seeking applications from students for the first Wallace Family Scholarship for Engineering.