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WP LIT Scholarship being offered as part of student scholarship fund

High tech company WP Engine is offering a four-year WP LIT Scholarship at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT).

The Texas-based firm, which set up its European headquarters at the Tait Business Centre, said it will be offering the supported study to an undergraduate student who is “passionate about technology”.

WP Engine will offer the WP LIT Scholarship under its future technology leaders scheme to a student pursuing a degree in any field related to technology.

It will be part of LIT’s Leaders@LIT student scholarship fund, which aims to widen participation in higher education by cutting the financial burdens experienced by students.


WP Engine, which is creating 100 jobs in Limerick, exists to provide services tailored to WordPress, a system which powers one in four websites online.

“Just as WP Engine believes the web should be universally accessible so too should opportunities for higher education,” said April Downing, WP Engine’s chief financial officer. “As a company, one of our core values is a commitment to giving back to our communities. With this scholarship, we are making an investment to inspire and help students at LIT excel in their studies and become future leaders in computing and technology.”

LIT president Dr. Vincent Cunnane added: “This represents a really important part of our ethic to be able to make third level education accessible to all.”

WP Engine, which is based in Austin, Texas was founded in 2010 by Jason Cohen and is a Hosted service provider, specifically tailored to WordPress websites and apps. WP Engine is a privately held company and has 50,000 customers and operates data centers in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Japan

Find out more information about WP Engine here.

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