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Matheson launches this year’s Cara Scholarship
Nicola White, Brendan Giurgila, Michael Jackson and Caoimhin MacMaolain

08 Nov 2023 / EDUCATION Print

Matheson launches this year’s Cara Scholarship

Matheson has launched the Matheson Cara Scholarship, in partnership with Trinity College Dublin (TCD), which aims at supporting talented university students to succeed in their early careers.

Named the Matheson Cara Scholarship in honour of late Matheson partner, Cara O'Hagan, the scholarship is open to second-year undergraduate students in TCD, including students on the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) or the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) schemes, mature students and students who face barriers in third level education.

The recipient of the Matheson Cara Scholarship will receive:

  • Place on Matheson’s Summer Internship Programme in June 2024,
  • Bursary of €5,000 for each academic year, and
  • Assigned mentor from Matheson.

Managing partner  Michael Jackson said: "Now in its sixth year, this scholarship is a tribute to our late partner, Cara O'Hagan, whose passion and dedication fuelled so many of our D&I initiatives.


"Through this scholarship, we aim to create opportunities, foster talent, and empower students to excel in their legal careers, promoting access and equality within our profession."

Professor Caoimhín MacMaoláin (head of TCD School of Law) commented: "The Matheson Cara Scholarship supports students who face barriers in participating in third level legal education and in making the transition from studying law to working in the legal profession.”  

To apply for the scholarship, email a CV and a short summary (maximum 1,000 words) as to why you believe you should be the recipient of the Matheson Cara Scholarship 2023 to tcd.scholarship@matheson.com by Monday, 4 December. 

A small number of applicants will be shortlisted and invited to interview.

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