1916 Bursaries – Scholarships Awarded to IADT

IADT has been successful as part of a cluster funding proposal in collaboration with UCD, Trinity College Dublin, Marino Institute of Education and NCAD to provide 40 Bursaries per year to support increased access to Higher Education for disadvantaged groups.  

These are the first paid scholarships for undergraduate programmes in IADT and the announcement is timely as IADT has launched its programmes nationally through the HEAR and DARE schemes. This initiative will further encourage equality and participation for all students. The 1916 Bursary will target specific groups, such as mature student entrants, students with a disability and members of the travelling community. The fund will provide them with a bursary of €5,000 per academic year to support them in their studies. In particular, 20 per cent of the bursaries will be awarded to lone parents. Individuals can be in receipt of both a 1916 Bursary and a SUSI grant, providing they meet the relevant credentials, and the bursary is available to both full-time and part-time students.

Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said of the announcement: “A priority for me as Minister of State for Higher Education is to provide target groups with more opportunities to reach their potential. They broaden the options available to students from the target groups by supporting participation on a part-time basis. Initiatives such as these which have the potential to really help to break the cycle of disadvantage for many communities.”

IADT aims to ensure our education provision is as inclusive as possible and welcomes all students to ‘belong to’ our campus in a fully integrated and supported learning environment. More details to follow on our 1916 Bursaries.

Please come along to our Open Day on 20th January to hear more about the courses we offer and wide range of supports available.