Scholarships to be given to people in Direct Provision as UL becomes a University of Sanctuary

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 19th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“University of Limerick has been designated as a ‘University of Sanctuary’ in recognition of its initiatives welcoming asylum seekers and refugees into its university community. The university is awarding 17 academic scholarships to people aged 22 who live in Direct Provision …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 19 June]

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JP McManus spends €32m on college scholarships for low income students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Limerick billionaire JP McManus is to spend €32 million on third-level scholarships for more than 1,000 students from less well-off backgrounds over the next decade. He is due to make the announcement on Friday at an event with Minister for Education Richard Bruton in Adare, Co Limerick …” (more)

[Brian Mooney and Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 5 May]

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Limerick firms back €600,000 LIT scholarship plan

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“More than 50 third level students from schools across Limerick have received scholarships worth a total of €600,000. The Limerick Institute of Technology has linked up with a series of companies including WP Engine based in Patrick Street, Analog Devices in Raheen and the Strand Hotel to fund the scholarships …” (more)

[Nick Rabbitts, Limerick Leader, 28 February]

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With NUIG Taking Strides Forward, Trinity’s Relative Inaction on Refugee Admission is Highlighted

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The announcement of a new scholarship programme in NUI Galway (NUIG) this week highlights the noticeable lack of action taken by Trinity when it comes to the inclusion of asylum seekers and refugees …” (more)

[University Times, 26 June]

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Scholarships in doubt after funding withdrawals

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 9th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The future of the prestigious George Mitchell scholarships, which allows top US students to study in Ireland for a year, is under threat due to the withdrawal of funding by Irish and American governments, businesses, and philanthropists …” (more)

[Seán McCárthaigh, Irish Examiner, 9 May]

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Minister for Education and Skills announces more than 500 scholarships for American students looking to study in Higher Education Institutions in Ireland

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 29th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Jan O’Sullivan TD, Minister of Education and Skills, is delighted to announce enhanced levels of supports from Irish higher education institutions (HEIs) to support the US Government’s plans to double the number of American students studying abroad over the next five years …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 29 May]

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Minister O’Sullivan concludes education and trade mission to Brazil

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan has today concluded a six day trade and education mission to the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro, Brasília, São Paulo and Campinas. During this mission, the Brazilian government confirmed that it has awarded scholarships to 1,077 students to study in Ireland this year under the Science Without Borders programme …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 20 March]

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Yeats Scholarship Launched by UL on St Patrick’s Day

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 17th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The University of Limerick has established a WB Yeats Scholarship with the University of São Paulo in Brazil (USP) as the latest initiative of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two intuitions in 2012 during the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Sao Paulo …” (more)

[Andrew Carey, Limerick Post, 17 March]

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Scots university launches crowdfunded scholarship

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 24th, 2014 by steve

“Scotland’s first crowdfunded scholarship programme has been launched by the University of the Highlands and Islands. The practice of crowdfunding has grown in recent years and is where a venture gets off the ground by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people or organisations, typically via social media on the Internet …” (more)

[Alastair Munro, The Scotsman, 24 September]

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NUI Galway to award athletes extra CAO points

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 4th, 2014 by steve

“The battle between universities to attract top young sports people intensified yesterday after NUI Galway confirmed it would award ‘performance points’ to prospective students …” (more)

[Brian McDonald, Irish Times, 4 March]

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NUI Galway Introduces CAO ‘Performance Points’ for Elite Athletes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on March 3rd, 2014 by steve

“15 Elite athletes, who meet strict criteria, will be awarded 40 CAO Performance Points for undergraduate courses under the new NUI Galway Scholarship Scheme …” (more)

[NUI Galway, 3 March]

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President wants more Northern students at DCU

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 19th, 2014 by steve

“DCU President Prof Brian MacCraith wishes to significantly increase the number of students from Northern Ireland on the university campus …” (more)

[Niamh Doherty, The College View, 19 February]

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94 new scholars for UCD’s Ad Astra Academy

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 5th, 2014 by steve

“Ninety-four new scholars were welcomed into the Ad Astra Academy at a ceremony in the UCD O’Reilly Hall last week …” (more)

[Grainne Rothery, Business and Leadership, 5 February]

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UCD offers 60 point top-up to attract elite athletes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 22nd, 2014 by steve

“UCD’s elite athlete academy (EAA) provides a 60 point top-up for Leaving Certificate students identified for scholarships. The DCU scholarship programme provides a ‘derogation of 30 points for elite athletes’ and UCC is rolling out a new scheme this September …” (more)

[Gavin Cummiskey, Irish Times, 22 January]

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Scholarship established in honour of rugby player

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 23rd, 2013 by steve

“A university scholarship to support a paralysed student has been set up in memory of a Cork man who suffered a devastating spinal injury while playing rugby in London …” (more)

[Kathryn Hayes, Irish Times, 23 December]

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UCC’s €10k plan to nurture students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 4th, 2013 by steve

“… The Quercus (Latin for oak tree) Talented Programme, announced last night, offers both prospective and current UCC students the opportunity to apply for scholarships in areas including academia, active citizenship, creative and performing arts, entrepreneurship, and sport …” (more)

[Dan Buckley, Irish Examiner, 4 December]

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UCD Announces €250,000 Scholarship To Indian Students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 22nd, 2013 by steve

“University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the launch of the 2014 UCD scholarships for Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students. Of particular note in the €250,000 scholarship fund, the largest ever by an Irish University …” (more)

[Business World, 22 November]

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Paul O’Connell Golf Classic funds scholarships at UL

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 19th, 2012 by steve

“Funds in excess of €50,000 were raised at the inaugural Paul O’Connell Charity Golf Outing today at Adare Manor, Co Limerick. The event, organised by the rugby international and University of Limerick (UL) Foundation board member, will directly fund scholarships at UL …” (more)

[Karina Corbett, Business and Leadership, 19 September]

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Third Level Scholarship Schemes

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 25th, 2012 by steve

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh: Cuirim fáilte roimh an Aire Stáit anseo. Tá mé ag ardú ceiste a bhaineann leis an Roinn Oideachas. Tuigimid go bhfuil ciorruithe ar siúl agus go bhfuil sé tábhachtach beart a dhéanamh de réir briathar ó thaobh airgeadais de agus déileáil go cothrom ó thaobh buiséad agus mar sin de ach ag an am a bhfuil na ciorruithe seo ag tarlú, tá sé níos tábhachtaí ná riamh go mbeadh sparántachtaí agus tacaíocht ar fáil do dhaoine éagsúla le dul i mbun cúrsaí ollscoile …” (more)

[Seanad Éireann, 24 April]

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Huge honour for Waterford as new scholarships named after Ernest Walton

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 12th, 2012 by steve

“The scientific achievements of the County Waterford man who was first to split the atom along with John Cockcroft have again been honoured with a new scholarship scheme in his name. The new bursaries, which will recognise high achievement for students who are from disadvantaged families and attending DEIS schools, are to be named after Ernest Walton …” (more)

[Ciara Conway, Labour Party, 12 April]

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