AERCAP's Women in Aviation program awarded scholarships to two Aeronautical Engineering students
AerCap Holdings N.V.
Ailbhe Moloney and Éabha Sampson, both from Cork, were awarded the scholarship. Each student will receive a bursary of €5,000 a year over the 4-year course. As part of the scholarship program, students have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience through an eight-month internship.
AerCap Holdings N.V. and the University of Limerick ("UL") Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering announced today that two students have been awarded the AerCap Women in Aviation scholarship for this year.
Ailbhe Moloney and Éabha Sampson, both from Cork, were awarded the scholarship after an extensive application and interview process that focused on the students' aviation passion as well as academic achievement. Over the course of four years, each student will receive a €5,000 bursary.
Since the initiative's inception in 2019, five first-year UL Bachelor of Engineering in Aeronautical Engineering students have received the AerCap Women in Aviation Scholarship. As part of the scholarship program, students will have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in the AerCap technical department through an eight-month internship with mentoring from some of the most knowledgeable people in the aviation industry.
Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap, said, “AerCap is delighted to collaborate with the University of Limerick on this scholarship program. The aim of this initiative is to encourage more female students into careers in aeronautical engineering and to develop a pipeline of highly skilled engineering talent who will be the drivers of the aviation industry in the future.”
Sarah Hartnett, Director of Development at the UL Foundation, responded by saying, “We are delighted to partner with AerCap on this fantastic scholarship program, which is a great example of how companies can not only financially support and reward students, but can also help deepen their skills through professional mentorship. Through these scholarships, hopefully, we can encourage more women to consider a career in aviation.”
Source: Aercap press release