Applications now open for All Ireland Scholarship Scheme for students

Now in their 13th year in Northern Ireland the annual scholarships, funded by businessman JP McManus, provide financial assistance to 25 top-performing students from low income households who intend to take up full-time undergraduate courses from September 2023.

The value of each scholarship is £5,500 per annum for the duration of the undergraduate degree course.

The 25 Northern Ireland scholarships will be awarded to the top 19 performing ‘A’ level students in grant aided post primary schools and the top six performing Level 3 Extended Diploma students in the further education colleges.

Recognising the excellent opportunities afforded by the scholarships Graeme Wilkinson, Director of Skills Strategy at the Department for the Economy, said:

“I would like to thank JP McManus for his continued generosity in providing these scholarships. The scholarships recognise the importance of higher education in changing lives and help to ease the financial concerns of top performing students therefore allowing them to avail of the opportunity to go on and continue their education.

“I am delighted to note that to date 300 students from Northern Ireland have been awarded a Scholarship.”

Applicants must have been in receipt of the Educational Maintenance Allowance at the time of examination and due to commence an undergraduate degree at a university or further education college in September / October 2023.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4.00 pm on 31 August 2023.

Further information and details on how to apply can be found at the All Ireland Scholarships page(external link opens in a new window / tab) on nidirect.