The Leinster Pillar 1 Cluster of Higher Education Institutions is delighted to invite applications for the

 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursary 2017 – 2018

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, including:

  • Students from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • First time Mature Students
  • Students with a disability
  • Members of the travelling community
  • Students entering through alternative pathways
  • Lone parents
  • Asylum seekers, refugees and those living in direct provision

In 2017 – 2018, 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 from all programme years (EXCEPT final year) who are currently enrolled in a programme (full or part-time) of greater than 2 years’ duration in one of the above institutions.

UCD students please apply here!

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly Friday 9 March 2018.

For further information on the bursary and to apply, please see the relevant website of your Higher Education Institution below

  • IADT: http://www.iadt.ie/
  • NCAD: http://www.ncad.ie/
  • Marino Institute of Education: https://www.mie.ie/en/
  • Trinity College Dublin: https://www.tcd.ie/trinityaccess/
  • UCD: http://www.ucd.ie/all/supports/scholarshipsfinancialsupports/

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  • The 1916 ‘Leaders and Learners’ Bursaries are tenable for the duration of the primary degree programme undertaken. If a student has to repeat a stage the bursary will be suspended for that year and will resume once the student progresses. Academic performance will be monitored and support provided if necessary
  • A student can only hold one bursary. In the event of a student qualifying for more than one scholarship, the scholarship of the greatest value will be awarded
  • Scholars will be paid their bursary in 2 instalments each year by electronic transfer
  • Awarding of this bursary will not affect entitlement to the Student Grant administered SUSI
  • Students who are awarded a bursary are required to pay any fees due to their Higher Education Institution. Failure to do so may result in the withdrawal of the bursary
  • The bursary cannot be deferred
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a short  report and photographs, extracts of which may be used in publicity materials
  • The bursary may be withdrawn should a student continually fail to complete the academic standards of their programme, or if they face disciplinary proceedings within their institution
  • 1916 ‘Learners and Leaders’ Scholars will be encouraged to act as role models and participate in mentoring/leadership programmes within their institution and their local community. The bursary award may be reviewed should disciplinary issues arise. 

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 financial need, including those from the following equity groups:

 

  • Socioeconomically disadvantaged students
  • Students with a disability
  • Students in receipt of SUSI grant (with priority given to those on the Special Rate)
  • Low income first time Mature Students
  • Lone Parents
  • Students in Direct Provision, Asylum Seekers, Refugees
  • Irish Travellers

 

Students must be registered to full or part-time programmes in one of the above institutions. Programmes must be greater than 2 years in duration. For the academic year 2017-18, students from all years of a programme, EXCEPT final year students, may apply

 

Q. How do I apply?

A. Applicants apply via an online application form before a closing date of 9 March 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 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 financial need, applicants will be asked to submit supplementary documentation, see below for further details:

 

 

Indicator of Financial Need

Documentation Required

Tick to confirm information attached

HEAR Students/Students supported by an Access/Disability Office

Permission for the 1916 Bursary Assessment board to  confirm that you entered  or are supported by the Access/Disability Office in your college.

 

Receipt of SUSI grant (priority will be given to those who are in receipt of special rate of grant)

Letter from SUSI confirming eligibility and payment for current academic year

 

Receiving Means-Tested Social Welfare payment

Social Welfare Statement 2016

 

Asylum seekers/direct provision

Letter from Direct Provision Centre

Letter issued from the Department of Justice and Equality confirming permission to reside in Ireland

Naturalisation and Immigration Services Person ID Number (INIS Person ID number)

 

Students with a disability

Permission for the 1916 Bursary Assessment board to  confirm that you entered  or are supported by the Disability Office in your college.

 

Mature Students

Permission for the 1916 Bursary Assessment  board to confirm that you are a mature student in UCD

 

Lone-Parent

Social Welfare Statement from 2016 indicating receipt of Lone-Parent Payment

 

Student from the Traveller Community

Letter of Support from relevant agency

 

 

Q. Where do I send my supporting documentation?

A. All supporting documentation must be sent to the relevant email address of the institution by a closing date of 9 March 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:

 

  • Written responses to each section (maximum 200 words per section
  • Video responses to each section (maximum 30 seconds per section). Please ensure that all video or audio files play on Window Media or Apple quicktime player.
    Photos (maximum 3 per section with a caption). Digital images must be clearly labelled & referenced in the application.

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 in the GPO on 17 April 2018

 

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