Maynooth University, Dublin City University, Athlone Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology announced the opening of the 1916 Bursary Fund this week.

Forty bursaries are available to full or part-time, first year undergraduate students who are significantly under-represented in higher education due to socio-economic disadvantage. The bursaries are in the amount of €5,000 for each year of an undergraduate programme.

The Bursary Fund commemorates the centenary of 1916 and underlines the Government’s commitment to the equality of opportunity envisaged by the 1916 signatories.  The closing date for application is Friday, 16 February 2018.

Who should apply?

  1. Students from Maynooth UniversityDCUDKIT and AIT in the first year of a full time or part time undergraduate degree programme or repeating the first year due to a significant life challenge.
  2. Students with a  household/family income less than €45,790?
  3. Students from one or more of the following groups?
    • Students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
    • First time, mature student entrants
    • Students with a disability 
    • Irish Travellers
    • Further Education award holders
    • Students who are Lone parents in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment
    • Ethnic minorities(including programme refugees)
    • Students who are or were in the care of the State
  4. Students who are experiencing significant financial hardship.

Priority will be given to applicants who can provide evidence of membership of more than one of the categories listed, the significance and impact of the socio-economic disadvantage and the barriers experienced.

Please complete the 1916 Bursary online application and submit all supporting documentation by 4:00 pm on Friday 16 February 2018.