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1916 BURSARIES – DIT/ITT/ITB

1916 Bursaries at IT Tallaght

Applications are now closed.

The Technological University for Dublin Alliance are delighted to have been successful in securing 25 bursaries from the 1916 Bursary Fund scheme established by the Department of Education and Skills to support implementation of the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019.

Who are the 1916 Bursaries targeted at?
The Bursaries are targeted at students who are from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds (this is compulsory). However, the fund will be prioritised for those who are from both a socio economically disadvantaged background and from one or more of the following:
1. First time, mature student entrants;
2. Students with a disability - particularly students with a physical/mobility impairment, students are who deaf/hard of hearing and students who are blind or have a visual impairment;
3. Irish Travellers;
4. Further education award holders;
5. Lone parents in receipt of a means tested social welfare payment (at least 20% of the bursaries will be targeted at lone parents);
6. Ethnic minorities (including programme refugees);
7. Students who are or were in the Care of the State.

What is the value of a 1916 Bursary? 
Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary will receive a bursary in the amount of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme of study.

The bursary will be paid each year of the course up to a maximum of four years for full time students and six years for part time students as long as the recipient complies with the bursary guidelines and progresses to the next academic year of their course.

For example: Mary is a mature student from an area of socio-economic disadvantage and a lone parent. She is in first year engineering and receiving the Back to education allowance and other state support. Mary is eligible for to apply for the 1916 Bursary Fund and if she is successful she will receive €5,000 each year of her 4 year programme (total of €20,000)

Who can apply for a 1916 Bursary?

  • Students who are socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from one of the socio economic groups that have low participation in higher education listed above;
  • Student's household / family income must be less than €45,790. Applicants must be able to provide evidence of socio-economic disadvantage (i.e. membership of one or more of the categories listed below is not enough in itself).
  • Students must be in year 1 of their (undergraduate) programme.
  • Students must be attending a full-time or part-time course undergraduate course that:
  • takes not less than two years to complete; 
  • on the successful completion of which a student is awarded a major higher education and training award at level 6 or above on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Part-time students must be undertaking not less than 40 credits for the 17/18 academic year.

Who cannot apply for a 1916 Bursary?

  • Students who meet the criteria but are in receipt of any other bursary, scholarship or award of similar description 
  • Students in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year cannot apply. This bursary is for current First Year students only
  • Postgraduate students
  • Students who have already received a qualification at the same level
  • Students on a full-time or part-time undergraduate course in a publicly funded institution that takes less than two years to complete or on the successful completion of which a student is awarded a major higher education and training award at level 5 or below on the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Students whose income is assessed as over the maximum income limit, currently €45,790 gross for the family in 2016.
  • Students paying non-EU fees

Can part-time students apply?
Part-time students may apply provided the student is registered on an undergraduate programme of not less than 2 years (undertaking not less than 40 credits for the 17/18 academic year)

How will applications be prioritised?
As it is expected that the number of applications will exceed the number of bursaries available, priority will be given to those applicants who can provide evidence of membership of more than one of the categories listed, the significance and impact of the socio economic disadvantage and the barriers experienced.

How will the decision be made? 
A panel of 3 staff members for DIT, ITT and ITB will be established to review applications. Depending on the number of submissions the applicants may be invited to an informal meeting with Institute staff to discuss their application further.

The decision on the final recipients of the bursaries will be made by panel.

Closing Date for Applications will be Sunday 4 March

Completed applications should be emailed to access@it-tallaght.ie

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