WP Engine scholarship up for grabs at Limerick IT

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

WP Engine scholarship up for grabs for LIT technology student

WP Engine CEO Heather Brunner with Ministers Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Michael Noonan in Limerick

HIGH-TECH company WP Engine is offering a four-year scholarship at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

The Texas-based firm, which set up its European headquarters at the Tait Business Centre, said it will be offering the supported study to an undergraduate student who is “passionate about technology”.

WP Engine will offer the scholarship under its future technology leaders scheme to a student pursuing a degree in any field related to technology.

It will be part of LIT’s Leaders@LIT student scholarship fund, which aims to widen participation in higher education by cutting the financial burdens experienced by students.

WP Engine, which is creating 100 jobs in Limerick, exists to provide services tailored to WordPress, a system which powers one in four web sites online.

“Just as WP Engine believes the web should be universally accessible so too should opportunities for higher education,” said April Downing, WP Engine’s chief financial officer. “As a company, one of our core values is a commitment to giving back to our communities. With this scholarship, we are making an investment to inspire and help students at LIT excel in their studies and become future leaders in computing and technology.”

LIT president Dr Vincent Cunnane added: “This represents a really important part of our ethic to be able to make third level education accessible to all."

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