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1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2021 – 2022

Opening for applications 30th August !

The Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions is delighted to invite applications for the 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2021 – 2022 from eligible students in the following 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) and the RCSI University of Medicine & Health Sciences (RCSI) . This bursary is funded 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 aims to provide support for socio-economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education, including:

  • 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, or students 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

How To Apply

To apply for the bursary you must complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Supporting documentation must be submitted. Please read FAQs below for a list of required supporting documentation.

CLOSING DATE is 30th September 2021 At 5pm. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please read frequently asked questions for further details about the bursary application process.

In 2021 – 2022, up to eight bursaries of €5,000 per annum for the duration of a student’s undergraduate degree are available to MIE students.

Queries should be emailed to: 1916bursary@mie.ie

Appeals can be lodged up to five working days after applicants have been notified of the outcome of the application process. Appeals will be independently reviewed on the grounds that the information provided was considered, assessed and scored correctly. It will not be possible to submit further documentation at the appeal stage.