Third Level Scholarship Opportunities!! Check Out All Ireland Scholarships – the All Ireland Scholarship scheme is a 3rd level educational bursary that provides financial assistance to many deserving school leavers across Ireland. Sponsored by businessman JP McManus, there are 125 awards granted every year to students in Ireland and Northern Ireland and each scholarship has an annual value of €6,750. The criteria is that the students must attend a non-fee paying school and be exempt from the Leaving Certificate fee. There is no application process in the Republic of Ireland, winning students are notified each September by the Department of Education & Skills. To date, 745 students have received a scholarship.