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Wallace Family Scholarship in Engineering

Posted: 4 February, 2019

The Foundation is delighted to announce the awarding of the 2018 Wallace Family Scholarship to student Liam Gregory.

Liam is a third-year Mechanical Engineering student in Bolton Street. He is an outstanding student who has been fascinated with mechanics ever since he was a child; his father was a building contractor, so he was immersed in construction and mechanics from an early age.

Jill O’Lone, Scholarship Manager, DIT Foundation and Ger Reilly, Head of School of Mechanical & Design Engineering with the 2018 winner of the Wallace Family Scholarship, Liam Gregory

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

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.