Online application process is now open.
Closing date for applications: 4pm, Oct. 4, 2019.
MEND Cluster : applicants should have applied to at least one of the four colleges.
- Athlone IT,
- Dundalk IT and
- Maynooth University;
The 1916 Bursary Fund was announced by the Minister for Education and Skills on 30 December, 2017. The purpose of this funding is to encourage participation and success by people from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education due to socio-economic disadvantage. This funding will support the awarding of 200 new bursaries. The bursaries are €5,000 for each year of an undergraduate programme. There are a total of 40 bursaries available within the cluster.
Eligibility to Apply: Applications are invited from students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds in one or more of the following categories;
- Mature students
- Lone parents
- Those from a Socio-economic background with low participation rates in higher education
- Irish Travellers
- Students with a Disability
- FET Award Holders
- Ethnic Minorities/children in the care of the State