1916 Bursary

Do you live in an area that’s underrepresented in College? Or do you experience barriers that make it difficult to go to college?

The 1916 Bursary is a student scholarship of €5,000 per year, applications for this year are now open and will remain open until the end of October 2020. It is specifically designed to help first year students from communities that are underrepresented in College; for students who experience social and financial barriers that make it difficult to get to and through college. Should you be successful in receiving this bursary it will continue for the entire duration of your undergraduate programme of study (to a maximum of four years for full-time students & six years for part-time students, once you comply each year with the bursary guidelines)

Right now across Ireland, colleges have come together to award this fund in regional clusters. Here in the Midlands, East and North Dublin (MEND) cluster (made up of AIT, DCU, DkIT and MU), we have a total of 40 bursaries (10 per college) available to students applying to any of these four colleges. In this region of colleges there is a commitment to diversity and inclusion and this award further demonstrates how educators and communities are working together to do just that.

Important information about 1916 Bursary across AIT, DCU, Dkit and MU:

Your total household reckonable income for 2019 must have been lower than €24,500 &

You belong to one of the 1916 Bursary Fund specific groups:

  • Irish Travellers
  • Lone parents and students from One-parent families
  • Young people who have been in care of the state
  • People with disabilities
  • Ethnic Minorities (including programme refugees)
  • People from lower socio-economic groups,
  • First time Mature students
  • Further education award holders
  • People experiencing homelessness

In order to apply of the 1916 Bursary applicants must submit an application to the college they will be attending in September 2020:

AIT: https://www.ait.ie/life-at-ait/student-supports/1916-bursary-fund

DCU: https://www.dcu.ie/widening-participation/1916-Bursary-Fund.shtml  

Dkit: https://www.dkit.ie/study/student-fees-grants-scholarships/scholarships/the-1916-bursary-fund.html 

MU: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/access-office/1916-Bursary-Fund