The George Moore Scholars

One of the pillars of The Ireland Funds’ mission is education.

The Ireland Funds invests in high-quality education by supporting programs that widen access to and participation in third-level education, and extend a broad range of learning opportunities for students of all ages.

It was such a pleasure to meet the George Moore Scholars, these are Ireland’s brightest and best. I have no doubt every one of them will be successful in their various fields of study. George would have wished for them the happiest of futures.

— Angela Moore

Pursue your higher education dream.

In February 2020, The Ireland Funds launched the George Moore Scholars program, an ambitious all-Ireland scholarship program that offers extraordinary supports to academically talented students who wish to undertake a master’s degree in the US, Canada, UK, Australia or New Zealand, to realize their full career potential.

The high-value scholarships will cover the cost of higher education fees, research, travel, visas, health insurance and other living costs associated with pursuing postgraduate education abroad.

By 2025, it is expected that the number of George Moore Scholars will grow to 50 per annum, supported from a fund of €2 million ($2.36m) annually.


George Moore

George Moore grew up in County Louth, Ireland. George completed a Bachelor and Master’s degrees at University College Dublin  before emigrating in 1972 to undertake further study at George Washington University in the US, where he completed an MBA and a DBA. As the son of a shoemaker, George realized the transformative effect education had on his own life. He went on to become a serial entrepreneur and one of the founding fathers of the data analytics industry. The experience of studying abroad catalyzed George’s potential. The George Moore Scholars program intends to honor the example of George’s trajectory in the selection of George Moore Scholars.


More information

Connect magazine article

George Moore Scholars website


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