Minister McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce extension of 1916 Bursary Scheme for a further three years

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 27th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD and Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced today that the 1916 Bursary Fund is being extended to new applicants for another three years from 2020. To date the scheme has already supported 600 students. The expansion will double the number of people on the programme by supporting an additional 200 students to access higher education in each of the next three academic years …” (more)

[Department of Education and Skills, 27 February]

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Student Support Schemes – 1916 Bursary Fund

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on January 24th, 2019 by steve

IrelandPeadar Tóibín (Meath West, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the criteria necessary for receipt of the 1916 bursary fund; if these criteria are uniformly applied across higher education institutions; the person or body which decides which students receive funding; if there is oversight regarding these decisions from an authority separate to the higher education institution offering the award; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 22 January]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on February 8th, 2013 by steve

Deputy Anthony Lawlor asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason students in receipt of a bursary from a college are still entitled to a full third level maintenance grant; and if he will make a statement on the matter …” (more)

[Dáil Éireann Written Answers, 7 February]

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€2k bursaries for university students who lost grant

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on June 6th, 2012 by steve

“University College Cork is to offer €2,000 bursaries to postgraduate students who may have lost funding following changes to the student grant scheme announced in the budget. UCC said it would not limit the number of awards because supplying suitably qualified graduates was one of its actions to support the Government’s action plan for jobs …” (more)

[Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 6 June]

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Poor students ignore big bursaries

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 23rd, 2010 by steve

“Generous bursaries, usually offered by the most selective universities, are failing to attract poorer students, research suggests …” (more)

[Belfast Telegraph, 23 September]

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