2021 Applications Open!
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020/2021 Scholarship! Please see the Scholarship page for details.
Congratulations to Elizabeth Gillen on being awarded the 2019/2020 Scholarship!
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we were unable to present the award in person
Shane McDonagh receives the 2018/19 Scholarship
Shane McDonagh, a third year PhD student in the area of Energy & Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the scholarship for 2019. Shane is from Leitrim and completed his undergraduate studies in NUIG. He is a big rugby and GAA fan and is extremely active as a volunteer, most notably with the STEAM initiative. Shane also participates in the Big Brother Big Sister programme, along with general community outreach work. Congratulations Shane!
Congratulations also to the 2017 winner Vera O'Riordan, and 2018 winner Conor Healy - apologies for the lack of updates for these very worthy recipients!
Sorcha Ní Mhuineacháin awarded 2016 Scholarship
We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Dr. Elmer Morrissey Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Sorcha Ní Mhuineacháin. Sorcha, in her final year BE Energy Engineering degree, received full points in her Leaving Cert and entered UCC on a scholarship. She simultaneously continued her studies at the Cork School of Music, where she achieved her Guildhall Diploma in Violin. Read more...
Kevin Leahy is the First Scholarship Recipient
We are excited to announce the very first recipient of the Elmer Morrissey Memorial scholarship! The award was given to Kevin Leahy, a 1st year PhD student at University College Cork. After reviewing a number of excellent applications, the selection committee felt that Kevin most fully embodied Elmer's innovative spirit, his intelligence, and his drive to improve the world around him. Read more...
That Wrinkled Shirt
Check out That Wrinkled Shirt, a beautiful song about Elmer, written and performed by Eamon Dwyer...
Kelda announces a surprise for the ELMERBALL!
Kelda on 96FM
Elmer's sister Kelda was invited on to the Neil Prendeville show on Cork's 96FM, where she spoke movingly about Elmer, and about our fundraising efforts.