A scholarship memorial has been setup in memory of Gerard McDonnell. His family, friends and classmates at the DCU School of Engineering set this up in his memory. It will be part of the University’s Access Programme where 400 students receive the opportunity to further their studies, where it might not occur.
McDonnell tragically died on K2 in 2008. he was the first Irishman to reach the summit of this mountain. He was once a student at this university.