All Ireland Scholarship Scheme 2019
The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme which is funded by JP McManus provides financial support to high achieving students from low income households. The scholarships were first awarded in the Republic of Ireland in 2008 and became available in Northern Ireland in 2009. This is the eleventh year they are available in Northern Ireland.
The scholarship offers students financial support of £5,500 per annum for the duration of their course.
Twenty five scholarships will be awarded to students who attend a grant aided post primary school or a further education college in Northern Ireland. The scholarships will be awarded to the top nineteen* performing 'A' level students in post primary schools, and the top six performing Level 3 Extended Diploma students in FE Colleges.
Applicants must be in receipt of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) at time of application, and due to commence an undergraduate course in university in 2019.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 28 June 2019.
*A minimum of two Scholarships will be offered in each county based on where students live.
The criteria is:
• be 23 years and older by 1st January 2019
• be a citizen of an EEA member state or Switzerland AND resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland for 3 years or more by 1st January 2019
• be returning to higher education in 2019/20 after a break from education of 3 years or more or have recently completed a higher education progression / preparation course. Preference will be given to candidates on full-time programmes.
• be admitted to a Bachelor’s Programme or have a deferred offer for the 2019/20 academic year. Preference will be given to candidates intending to study full-time
• be able to demonstrate:academic potential, a clear motivation and ambition for returning to education, a drive to succeed and a strong work ethic,an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience, financial need.
• non-EEA citizens resident in Ireland / Northern Ireland must have permanent leave to remain at time of application.
• applicants who currently possess or are enrolled on a Degree programme ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
• applicants DO NOT need to have an offer at time of application but if selected for a scholarship they must receive an offer on a Bachelor’s programme in one of the participating institutions to receive their scholarship.
• For Republic of Ireland applicants, Uversity’s scholarships are currently considered reckonable income for means-tested social welfare benefits and SUSI grants.
Eligible candidates must submit an application via Uversity’s online system by 29th April 2019 with the following information:
• biographical / contact details
• details of your education to date
• details of any employment / volunteering (if applicable) to date
• a motivation statement of maximum 500 words
• details of two referees
How to apply?
Applications must be submitted online by 29th April 2019 with the candidate’s biographical and contact details, education and employment to date, a motivation statement and details of two referees.
Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate academic potential, a clear motivation and ambition for returning to education, a drive to succeed and strong work ethic and financial need. Uversity is particularly keen to support candidates who have an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience.
All applications will be reviewed by Uversity for eligibility and may be shortlisted for interview. Successful candidates will be notified by 1st September 2019. For Republic of Ireland applicants, Uversity’s scholarships are currently considered reckonable income for means-tested social welfare benefits and SUSI grants.
For further information on the programme and application process:
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