Denis O'Brien funds scholarships for students
Businessman Denis O'Brien has funded two new MBA scholarships at Boston College.
It will allow two Irish students each year to study at the College's Carroll School of Management in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
Mr O'Brien graduated from Boston College with an MBA in Corporate Finance in 1982.
The O'Brien Fellowship will cover the full cost of attendance, including tuition, fees, books and living expenses, as well as international travel to and from Boston. Successful applicants must be Irish citizens of exceptional academic and/or career achievement.
"Boston College and Ireland have had a long and illustrious association," said Mr O'Brien.
"I am delighted to continue this with a Scholarship Programme for two Irish nationals to have the opportunity to pursue a two-year MBA programme in management at Boston College."
Andy Boynton, Dean of Boston College's Carroll School of Management, thanked Mr O'Brien for funding the scholarship.
"He is a person who has brought acclaim to his alma mater as a student, global business leader, and generous alumnus. We are grateful for his support," he said.
The MBA programme attracts top students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who work closely with Boston College faculty, combining sequenced course work with experimental learning. Former participants are among the top leaders in the corporate, non-profit and finance worlds.