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Griffith College Scholarship winners

*The scholarship is ONLY open to any current Leaving Certificate students and those studying on FETAC courses in Ireland. All Northern Irish school students may also apply. Leaving Certificate students must be completing their exam in June 2019*

**Scholarships must be taken in the year in which they are offered. A scholarship cannot be deferred or carried over from one year to the next.**

Every year Griffith College awards scholarships to students who show an interest in our courses and can demonstrate an ability or passion for that area, but may not ordinarily be able to afford our tuition fees. Below is some information that describes what the scholarship is, how you apply and who is eligible for it.

The scholarship covers the entire cost of the programme for your duration of study, including the registration fees. It does NOT include accommodation, living or travel expenses which the student would need to organise themselves. It is important that the applicant takes this into consideration when applying for the scholarship.

We award the scholarship based on a number of criteria including personality, passion and knowledge for your chosen course area, suitability for the course and your current family financial situation. You should be able to demonstrate to us that you have a genuine interest in your course subject. For example if applying for Fashion, you can show a portfolio of work, scrapbooks, finished pieces, involvement in school/college fashion shows, etc. If applying for Journalism that you may have written articles, have had pieces of work published, recorded radio or video segments. Or possibly Law, whereby you may have taken work experience in a law firm or are involved in school debating. These are just examples and by no means mandatory- they should be seen only as a guide.

Applicants should note that we may require specific information from the Revenue Commissioners on your family income.

Please pay particular attention to your personal statement. There is no limit to how much or how little you should write - a good guideline would be at least one A4 page. This is where you can tell us about yourself, how interested you are in your chosen area, what you have achieved, your future plans and aspirations and how you feel the scholarship and Griffith College will benefit you or your family. Again these are only guidelines, feel free to tell us your story.

All students must complete the online application form. Paper entries will not be accepted. You should include as much relevant information as possible, there is no limit on the amount of support material you can attach. If you have problems scanning documents in, you may post support material. If you wish to do so, you must contact the college beforehand and unfortunately we will not be returning material sent to us - so please make copies.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automatic response to say that we have received your form, but you will not hear from us again until after the deadline closes. After this we will shortlist the entries and invite a number of candidates to come for an interview. We may ask you to bring more support material to this interview. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified by email and would be encouraged to apply again for the following year.

Monday 7th of January 2019 – Scholarship Form Opens
Friday 19th of April 2019 – Scholarship Application Closes
Monday 6th and Tuesday the 7th of May 2019 – Interviews
Monday 13th of May 2019 – Successful Candidates will be notified.

Please note - all information sent to us will be treated in the strictest confidence.

If you require any further information please email us or call 01-4150418.