UCD 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2018-2019

 

The Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions is delighted to invite applications for the 1916 'Leaders and Learners' Bursary, funded by the Department of Education and Skills for 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).
The bursary aims to provide support for economically disadvantaged students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. To be eligible you must meet the following income requirements:


- Be eligible for the highest level of SUSI grant (€39,875)
And/or
- Be in receipt of a DSP means-tested Social Welfare payment

And also belong to one of the following groups:
- Socio-Economic groups that have low participation in higher education (Students would demonstrate this by either of the income options above)
- First time matures
- Student 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
- Entering on the basis of a further education award
- Lone parents with a DSP means tested Social Welfare payment
- Ethnic Minorities

In 2018 – 2019, 40 bursaries of €5,000 per annum for the duration of a student’s undergraduate degree are available across the cluster (8 per institution).
Applications are invited from students entering higher education in September 2018, for full or part-time degree programme of greater than 2 years’ duration in one of the above institutions.

 

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 5th at 5:15pm

 

UCD students please apply here

 

For further information on the bursary and applying to other Higher Education Institutions, please see the relevant websites below:

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Q. What is this bursary?

A. This Bursary, the ‘1916 Leaders and Learners’ Bursary is funded by the Department of Education and Skills 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) 

Q. How much is this bursary for?

A. The bursary award is 5,000 per annum for the duration of the awardee’s undergraduate programme, subject to satisfactory progression (see terms and conditions) 

Q. Who can apply for this bursary?

A. This bursary is for students who can demonstrate socio-economic disadvantaged

 And be from at least one of the following equity groups:

  • Socio-Economic groups that have low participation in higher education. (I.e. either eligible for highest level of SUSI or be in receipt of DSP means-tested Social Welfare payment)
  • First time matures
  • Student 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
  • Entering on the basis of a further education award
  • Lone parents with a DSP means tested Social Welfare payment
  • Ethnic Minorities 

Students need to meet the residency and current immigration status or have leave to remain 

Students must be entering higher education in 2018. Programmes must be greater than 2 years in duration.

 

Q. How do I apply?

A. Applicants apply via an online application form before a closing date of xxxx 2018 at their institution’s website. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. 

Q. What information will I need to apply?

A. All applicants will be asked to provide personal details, asked to answer questions based on the following and submit a reference from a community organisation.

 

-        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

-        Reference from a community organisation

 

In order to verify financial need, applicants will be asked to submit supplementary documentation, see below for further details:

Socio Economic Disadvantage

 

Indicator of Financial Need

Documentation Required

Receipt of highest rate SUSI grant

Letter from SUSI confirming eligibility for current academic year OR P21/Chapter 4/Notice of Assessment (2017)

Receiving Means-Tested Social Welfare payment

 

Social Welfare Statement 2017

  

Q. Where do I send my supporting documentation?

A. All supporting documentation must be uploaded on the online form or sent to the relevant email address of the institution by a closing date of xxx 2018. Incomplete or late documentation will not be accepted and will render applications ineligible

 

Q. What format can I submit my responses to the application sections in?

A. Applicants can submit in one of the following formats:

 

 Students can provide their personal statement in ONE of the following formats:

 

•         Written statement (200 words)

•         Video (30 seconds long)

•         Photo (3 images)

 

 

Q. How will applications be assessed?

A. Applications will be examined by an assessment panel of nominees from all the above institutions and an external nominee

 

Q. When will my bursary be awarded?

A. The 1916 Leaders and Learners bursaries for all the above institutions will be awarded at a ceremony later this year.

 

Q. Who can I contact with any queries?

A. Please contact your institution directly at the relevant email address:

 

IADT: iadt1916bursary@iadt.ie

NCAD: 1916bursaries@staff.ncad.ie

Marino Institute of Education: 1916bursary@mie.ie

Trinity College Dublin: Trinity1916bursary@gmail.com

UCD: UCD1916bursary@ucd.ie