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Marco Scholarship

Marco Women in Engineering Scholarship Programme

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About Marco

Marco Beverage Systems designs and manufactures innovative and energy-efficient beverage dispense solutions. Their clients are some of the biggest names in the coffee, foodservice and catering industries, and their beverage solutions can be found in coffee shops, offices, hotels, convenience stores and restaurants all over the world. As industry leaders with over 40 years’ experience, Marco is driven by passion for knowledge, innovation, and design.


Women are underrepresented in the engineering sector with a female participation rate of less than 13%. Marco have been working hard to change this statistic and are proud to currently have nearly 30% female employees. However, they want to do more and are actively working on measures to further attract and retain female staff within a historically male dominated industry. The female breakdown of the company’s Senior Management Team has increased from 0% in 2021 to 20% in 2022 and there is 50% female participation in their Middle Management Leadership Programme. Marco is committed to changing the perception of engineering among female students by working with schools and colleges to encourage girls and women into this exciting field and supporting them throughout their studies.

Programme Details & Application Process

TU Dublin is delighted to be working with Marco to launch their Women in Engineering Scholarship Programme. Details are as follows:

  • Female students in all years studying electrical, electronic, mechanical, mechatronic engineering or product design courses at level 7 or 8 are eligible to apply.
  • One award of €3,000 is available for a student for whom additional financial support will provide real benefit, empowering them to be able to complete their studies.
  • The student awarded the scholarship will receive €3,000 funding from Marco each year for the duration of their studies.
  • The following additional supports and opportunities will also be available to the awardee:
    • Mentorship from a Marco employee for the duration of the programme
    • Opportunity to avail of a paid summer internship each year while still in TU Dublin
    • Access to employment opportunities in Marco upon successful completion of studies

Students interested in applying for the Marco Scholarship are asked to submit an application form with a personal statement demonstrating the following:

  • The financial impact this scholarship would have on your personal circumstances
  • What inspired you to pursue further education and what barriers you have faced in the past
  • Your future ambitions and goals for your career in engineering

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact

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