Closing date for Scholarship this month
October closing date for €5,000-a-year ‘1916’ scholarship
New part-time and full-time students from a socio-economically disadvantaged background invited to apply for 1916 Bursary if they meet eligibility criteria
The closing date for a scholarship called the 1916 Bursary is around the corner for Waterford Institute of Technology students. 35 bursaries are available in total between five colleges (including WIT) which make up the 1916 Bursary Fund: South Cluster SOAR Project. On a wider scale the 1916 Bursary is a nationwide bursary scheme; all 3rd level HEIs have bursaries to award once again this year.
The bursary was established by the Department of Education and Skills to encourage participation and success by students who are most economically disadvantaged and who are from communities significantly underrepresented in higher education.
“The 1916 Bursary is worth €5,000 on an annual basis for each recipient for the duration of their full time or part time course here in WIT. There are two stages to the application process,” explains Robin Croke, from WIT.
- The closing date for completion of Application (Part I) is 17:00 Friday 16 October 2020.
- The closing date for completion of Application (Part II) is 17:00 Friday 30 October 2020.
Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary will receive a bursary to the amount of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme of study up to a maximum of €20,000 for full-time students and a maximum of €30,000 for part-time students.
Croke says that full eligibility criteria is available on the WIT website. One of the key criteria is applicants must be new to higher education and pursuing an undergraduate course and progressing to higher education for the first time in the 2020-2021 academic year.
See www.wit.ie/1916-bursary for full details.