1916 Leaders and Learners Bursary FAQs
This bursary is supported by the Programme for Access to Higher Education (PATH) Fund, which is managed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills (DES). The bursary is administered through the Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions: Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT); National College of Art and Design (NCAD); Marino Institute of Education (MIE); Trinity College Dublin (TCD); and University College Dublin (UCD).
The bursary award is €5,000 per annum for the duration of the awardee’s undergraduate programme (maximum of four years), subject to satisfactory progression (see terms and conditions).
The bursary aims to provide support for socio-economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
To be eligible to apply for this bursary, students must be able to demonstrate that they are socio-economically disadvantaged and that they come from at least one of the following groups:
- Socio-Economic groups that have low participation in higher education
- First time mature students
- Students with a disability, particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment or students with a sensory disability, students who are deaf/hard of hearing student who are blind or visually impaired.
- Irish Travellers
- Students entering on the basis of a further education award
- Lone parents with a DSP means-tested Social Welfare payment
- Ethnic Minorities
Applicants must be able to demonstrate their socio-economical disadvantage by providing evidence of the following:
- Being eligible for highest level of SUSI grant (€39,875) and/or
- Being in receipt of a DSP means-tested Social Welfare payment
Applicants apply via an online application form.
Applications for 2018-19 have now closed.
All applicants will be asked to provide personal details and asked to answer questions based on the following:
- Rationale for seeking a scholarship
- Barriers faced in accessing higher education
- Achievements in community, charity, sport and other interests
- Motivation to study at higher education
- Career plans
- Financial Need
In order to verify their financial need and personal circumstances, applicants will be asked to submit supplementary documentation, see below for further details:
Receipt of highest rate SUSI grant:
|Receiving Means-Tested Social Welfare payment:||
|Students with a disability:||
|Student from the Traveller Community:||
|Reference from a Community Organisation:||
All supporting documentation must be sent to the relevant email address of the institution by a closing date (this closing date will be announced soon). Incomplete or late documentation will not be accepted and will render applications ineligible.
Applicants can submit in one of the following formats:
- Written responses to each section (maximum 200 words per section)
- Photos (maximum 3 per section with a caption). Digital images must be clearly labelled & referenced in the application.
Applications will be examined by an assessment panel of nominees from all the institutions involved in Leinster Pillar 1 and an external nominee.
The awarding date for the 1916 Leaders and Learners bursaries 2018-19 will be announced soon.