Optum Ireland is part of United Health Group (UHG) and has a significant operation in Letterkenny, County Donegal.

The regional program is delivered by Optum Ireland in partnership with the University of Galway and aims to promote diversity in higher education and contribute to culturally competent care by supporting young people from Donegal who come from less advantaged and non-traditional backgrounds.

The regional program provides two dedicated scholarship to the University of Galway at the value of €25,000 for the term of the undergraduate course.

Designated Course List 2023/2024

GY501 Medicine (5 year)*, GY503 Speech & Language TherapyGY504 Podiatric MedicineGY502 Occupational TherapyGY517 MidwiferyGY303 Biomedical ScienceGY304 Bachelor of Science (Bio-Technology)GY318 Biopharmaceutical ChemistryGY408 Biomedical EngineeringGY104 Bachelor of Science (Psychology)GY321 Genetics & Genomics (BSc)

*The selection panel reserve the right to award the scholarship to a student placed on the 6 year program

  • Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and have applied for one of the designated undergraduate courses. The courses and the criteria are set out in the Scholarship Booklet (Link to booklet)

  • Application Form and Reference Form.

  • Applications must be sent to Nodlaig Ní Bhrollaigh at the Optum Windy Hall Campus, Letterkenny or by e-mail to nodlaig.brolly@optum.com before 5pm on Friday, 26 May 2023.

  • The fund is administered by the University of Galway an annual basis subject to the scholar being in good academic standing and fulfilling the relevant terms and conditions.