The Fund was established by the Department of Education and Skills to encourage participation and success by students who are most economically disadvantaged and from communities significantly underrepresented in higher education. Each student awarded the bursary will receive €5,000 for each year of their undergraduate programme of study up to a maximum of €20,000 for full-time students and a maximum of €30,000 for part-time students.
Applications for the 1916 Bursary have now closed.
The Travellers in Education work stream hosted a very successful Assembly in March 2019. Supporting Travellers in 2nd Level Education: Progress through Partnerships key stakeholders working together to explore how best to support Travellers in second level education in Cork and Kerry. Read more below and check out the video.
The SOAR Project proudly supported the performance of No Fixed Abode during UCC’s Equality Week 2019. Developed and performed by Charleville Traveller Women’s Group, the play portrays Travellers’ experience of the housing and homelessness crisis and explores issues such as racism, discrimination, and poverty. TJ Hogan Accommodation Policy Officer, Irish Traveller Movement also spoke at the event.