George Moore Scholars

  • 144


    Supported to date

  • €6.9m


    in scholarships

Timeline 2024


October & November

Virtual Application Information Sessions


October 2024

Applications Opens


December 2024

Application Submission Deadline


January and February 2025

Application Assessment and Initial Outcomes


March and April 2025

Interviews and Shortlisting of Scholars


June 2025

Award Event


Scholarships are available to students and recent graduates in all academic disciplines. George Moore Scholars will be trailblazers in their choosen field or boundary breakers, using an interdisciplinary lens to examine and tackle our great global challenges.

Application Information Session

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An Experience of a Lifetime

My journey at the University of California, Berkeley, was nothing short of extraordinary — personally, professionally and intellectually. For that I am truly grateful for the support of the George Moore Scholars programme! I couldn’t possibly put into words just how this experience has benefitted me.

Barry McLaughlin

Barry McLaughlin

Development Engineering

University of California, Berkley

Studying at the University of Notre Dame has been such an incredible experience. The members of faculty teaching the modules are world leading experts and incredible people with a passion for human rights work. I feel like I am in the perfect place to enhance my growth and career development.

Grace Oladipo

Grace Oladipo

LL.M, International Human Rights Law

University of Notre Dame

I cannot express enough how incredibly grateful I am to have been chosen as a George Moore Scholar. I feel so privileged to be in each and every one of my classes amongst the top musicians and singers in the country and the world. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has really lived up to its ranking as third in the world for performing arts education. Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to study here.

Aisling McCarthy

Aisling McCarthy

MPerf Vocal Performance

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

It is impossible for me to express my gratitude for the George Moore Scholarship. It has provided me with more knowledge and opportunities than I could have imagined. My life has been changed. Thank you.

Jimmy Goff

Jimmy Goff

MPA International Security and Management

Columbia University

Studying abroad gives you such a new perspective. Having the opportunity to learn from and be surrounded by people who are trying to change the world in such a positive way has been amazing.

Georgina Johnston

Georgina Johnston

MSc, Environmental Justice

University of Michigan

The George Moore Scholars programme is incredible for giving students the chance to do programmes that would otherwise be out of their reach. We can really bring back so much to Ireland.

Ralph Hurley O’Dwyer

Ralph Hurley O’Dwyer

MPH Public Health

Harvard University

George Moore Scholars allowed me to continue my education, bringing me closer to my dream of becoming an entrepreneur. I hope to follow in George’s footsteps and use my (hopefully) future success as a means for good.

Gabriel Ogundipe

Gabriel Ogundipe

MSc, Engineering, Science, and Technology Entrepreneurship Excellence (ESTEEM)

University of Notre Dame

The George Moore Scholars programme is the very thing I needed to make pursuing my postgraduate studies abroad possible.

Phillip Simango

Phillip Simango

Master of Management of Innovation (MMI)

University of Toronto

entrepreneur & philanthropist

Who is George Moore?

George Moore grew up in County Louth, Ireland. George completed a bachelor's and a master's degree 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 realised 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 catalysed George’s potential. The George Moore Scholars programme intends to draw on the example of George’s trajectory and support people with talent and drive at a key stage in their lives.