We are thrilled to announce that a new scholarship has been established at Maynooth University – the W.A. Barrett Scholarship in Engineering. This scholarship has been developed through the generosity of Earthridge International and the Barrett Family to commemorate the late William Anthony (Tony) Barrett.
As an inspiring leader and local businessman, Tony was committed to supporting people to develop and progress and he possessed a strong interest in the field of engineering throughout his life. Earthridge International and Barrett’s of Maynooth were established by Tony in 1978 and today remain family-owned national leaders in the plumbing and heating sector in Ireland.
The W.A. Barrett Scholarship in Engineering provides €3,000 to two eligible first year undergraduate engineering students who are taking a Level 8 course that is accredited by Engineers Ireland at Maynooth University.
The first two scholarship recipients were presented with their awards at the Entrance Scholars Ceremony which took place at Maynooth University on October 25, 2023. The Entrance Scholars Ceremony is a wonderful occasion that celebrates first year students who are in receipt of several categories of scholarships including 2023 Entrance Scholars, the 2023 Music Scholar, and this year included the first W.A. Barrett Scholarships in Engineering which were awarded to Jekaterina Makarova and Adam Hubert Kaczynski. Both Jekaterina and Adam are first year BE Electronic Engineering students. We were delighted to also be joined by members of the Barrett family, including Tony’s wife, Bridie, at the Entrance Scholars Ceremony.
Maynooth University Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Department of Electronic Engineering would like to congratulate Jekaterina and Adam on their scholarships. We would also like to thank Earthridge International and the Barrett family for their generous support of our students in honour of Tony's memory.
For more details about the W.A. Barrett Scholarship in Engineering and eligibility criteria, please click here. Applications will open again in September 2024.
W.A. Barrett Scholarship in Engineering recipients with members of the Barrett family and representatives from the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maynooth University at the Entrance Scholars Ceremony 2023 (pictured).