Applications for the 2020 Education Bursaries are now open. Please see below information regarding these bursaries.
Please note the primary residence of applicants outside of the academic year must be in Co. Kildare for them to apply.
Application forms and further information are available at the following link, http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/Community/GrantSchemes/EducationBursaries/
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines we would ask that applications are submitted by post and email. If it is necessary for you to attend the Aras, you will need to schedule a meeting.
If you have any further queries you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 045-980 811
The closing date for applications is Friday, September 4th at 5pm.
Kildare County Council Educational Bursaries
At present Kildare County Council runs three educational bursaries:
1. The William G Carroll Education Bursary: The William G Carroll Bursary is mainly but not exclusively, for third level courses in the field of community development.
2. Kildare Education Bursary for people with Disabilities: this bursary for people with disabilities is for any third level course.
3. Kildare County Council Memorial Bursary in remembrance of deceased elected members and staff: This bursary provides support to students wishing to undertake any third level courses (PLC, undergraduate etc) specifically from DEIS Schools.
Applicants primary residence outside of the academic year must be in County Kildare.
The bursaries are designed to provide an opportunity to study at third level to persons who may not be able to undertake a course of study, because of serious disadvantage or disability. The Bursaries are available for each of the succeeding years of attendance at the third level institution subject to a maximum of five years, recipients must re-apply each year. The continuation of the bursary is subject to certification by the Head of the relevant faculty of the candidate’s satisfactory performance, including attendance and results for each academic year.
In most cases bursary awards will not cover the full cost of registration fees for the academic year. Students who apply and are successful for other higher education
The 1916 Bursary Fund is a targeted funding scheme established by the Department of Education and Skills to support the 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 underrepresented in higher education.The Bursaries are targeted at students who are socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from one or more of the following target groups that have low participation rates in higher education.
For more information on the bursary click here. Click here for the application form.