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Information on this page includes student grants, eligibility for the Fund for Students with Disabilities in Ireland, and scholarship awards.

SUSI. Fund for Students with Disabilities. The Fund for Students with Disabilities allocates funding to further and higher education colleges for the provision of services and supports to full-time students with disabilities. The Fund aims to ensure that students can participate fully in their academic programmes and are not disadvantaged by reason of a disability. Eligible students can receive assistance from the Fund from PLC level right up to doctoral level.

You do not have to be in first year of a course to be eligible to apply for the Fund*. Application for the first time can be made during any year of study on an approved course at further or higher education level. A claim under the Fund is made on behalf of an eligible student by their college following an assessment of need. Students supported under the Fund for Students with Disabilities are not means-tested. To work out whether you may be eligible for the Fund you need to be aware of the main conditions of the programme. AHEAD guide. There a number of different types of funding available to help you along your way. Some funds are specific to students with disabilities while all students are eligible to apply for others. Here’s a summary list: Fund for Students with Disabilities Eligible: Disabled Students in full time public-funded courses only For: Educational supports Note: Medical verification required Student Grant Eligible: All Students For: Student Contribution fees & living costs whilst in college Note: Means Tested Back to Education Allowance Eligible: All over 21 years of age on qualifying social welfare payment who are at least 2 years out of formal education For: Living costs whilst in college Note: For those going back to education & moving off a social welfare payment.

Student Assistance Fund Eligible: All full time undergrad/postgrads in participating colleges For: Books, rent etc. when in financial difficulty Click the buttons below to have further info on these funds drop down. Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. What characterizes a disability? Disability is defined as a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider a daily function. This definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.

Can international students apply? If you are currently studying at a university in Europe and meet our criteria for scholarship eligibility, you can apply. A bachelors or a masters degree does not exist in my country. We are aware that some countries do not offer a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree (e.g. Can scholarship finalists re-apply? Finalists can re-apply. I do not have a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major. Does this scholarship allow for distance/online study? Yes, as long as it's from an accredited university and you are getting your Bachelor's, Master's or PhD. How do I apply? We do not have a physical application form. Can I send my application packet by regular mail? Which format should I use to submit my documents in? NUI Award scheme for students with disabilities.

Sport Scholarships DCU. DCU supports the holistic development of talented athletes and recognises their increasing need to successfully balance both academic and sporting commitments. DCU facilitates this vision through the Sports Scholarship Programme. The Sport Scholarship programme is an athlete led development programme whereby a network of support services and expertise are tailored to the individual needs of the athlete. The programme grades support depending on the athlete's achievement, potential and need, with the objective of remaining flexible to support the diverse needs of the athlete. Athletes are allocated a Sport Scholarship at one of two levels – Elite or Talented and up to a maximum of €3000 in support services. Sport Scholarships were first introduced in DCU in 1996 in the form of GAA sport scholarships. The DCU Sports Scholarship programme offers a wide range of support services for talented athletes as part of a balanced approach to training, performance and academic excellence.

Dr. Ciaran Barry Research Scholarship | CRC. Dr. Ciaran Barry was Medical Director of the CRC from 1964 until his death in 1991. The Dr. Ciaran Barry scholarship was launched in his memory in 1994 to support a student with a disability who is engaged in post-graduate research. The scholarship is open to all academic disciplines and covers one academic year. Applicants must Have a disabilityBe undertaking a post graduate degree in any academic disciplineBe graduates of a recognised university or third level college PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, 15th MAY 2015.

Further information and an application form are available for interested applicants.