Teva awards Philip Kelly Teva Excellence Scholarship

Waterford Institute of Technology student awarded the Philip Kelly Teva Excellence Scholarship from Teva Ireland worth €9,000

Teva Ireland has today announced the winner of the Philip Kelly Teva Excellence Scholarship at Waterford Institute of Technology. Emma Kearney, 2nd year, BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science is the first awardee of the undergraduate scholarship, funded by Teva Ireland, which aims to support an excellent undergraduate student during their studies at Waterford Institute of Technology.

The scholarship consists of a €3,000 bursary payment per year in 2nd, 3rd & 4th year, the opportunity of a work experience placement at Teva Ireland and support for a 4th year research project. This will include input from a Teva employee who will act as a mentor to the student and support them in the project’s completion.

Speaking following the announcement of her scholarship, Emma Kearney said:

“I am so delighted be awarded the Philip Kelly Teva Excellence Scholarship from Teva Ireland and the financial support is of incredible value to me. Covid-19 restrictions meant that most classes and assignments were done at home, so I was able to purchase a new laptop to facilitate these new ways of working which was invaluable. But more than that, winning the scholarship has given me a huge boost of confidence as my efforts have been recognised by the judges of the award. It’s a huge honour to be the first recipient of this scholarship and I’m very grateful for this opportunity. I’m only in the middle of my WIT journey and I’m enjoying every moment!”

Dr Helen Fox, Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Science at the Department of Science, Waterford Institute of Technology said: “We are delighted that Teva Ireland is funding the The Philip Kelly Teva Excellence Scholarship. Their commitment to the students at WIT has had a hugely positive impact, as apart from the funding they receive, students benefit greatly from the mentorship and leadership given by strong Teva Ireland role models. WIT look forward to working on this programme with Teva Ireland for many years to come.”

Dr Julian Blair, Vice President of Respiratory Product Development, Teva Ireland said: “At Teva Ireland, we recognise the importance of supporting students early on, so that we can help develop a talent pipeline of future leaders.  We would like to congratulate Emma Kearney in being the winner of the first Philip Kelly Teva Excellence Scholarship and we look forward to working with her over the coming years to support her education further, including the work experience placement that could avail of at Teva in the third year of her degree.  The challenges of COVID-19 have been acutely felt in the education sector as students had to adapt to remote learning, so we are delighted that this scholarship has in some way helped our winner Emma Kearney to respond more ably.” 

Visit www.wit.ie/the-philip-kelly-teva-excellence-scholarship-2021-1st-years/ today to find out more.

For further information please contact:

Romina Dashghachian, T: 085 286 2974, E: romina.dashghachian@ogilvy.com
Sally Mcloughlin, T: 087 9722549, E: sally.mcloughlin@ogilvy.com

Original Teva Ref:
Date of Preparation: June 2021
COB-IE-NP-00056

Date of preparation: June 2021
Reference: COB-IE-NP-00057

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