The 1916 Bursary Fund is a targeted funding 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.
The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently under-represented in higher education.
The Bursary is being offered to undergraduate students experiencing socio-economic disadvantage who are commencing third level education in September 2019 for the first time - and will fund the entire duration of a student's programme of study.
All of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are awarding the Bursaries as regional clusters. The Midlands East & North Dublin (MEND) cluster is made up of four (HEIs) - Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Dublin City University (DCU), Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT), and Maynooth University (MU). The MEND cluster have a total of 40 bursaries available to award to students applying to these (HEIs).
Each student who is awarded the 1916 Bursary will receive a bursary to the amount of €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate course 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.
Applications and More Information
All applications will be accepted through the DCU website, so please visit www.dcu.ie/widening-participation/1916-Bursary-Fund.shtml for more information and for all applications.