GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

GMIT SCHOLARSHIPS AND SPECIAL ENTRY SCHEMES

Every year, GMIT recognises the contribution of our students in various fields, be it academic, sporting cultural etc. GMIT is delighted to offer a wide range of scholarships to GMIT students under the following categories: 1. 1916 Bursaries The 1916 bursaries are funded through the Programme for Access to Higher Education Fund (PATH), which was established on a pilot basis in 2016. The purpose of this funding is to encourage participation and success by students from sections of society that are significantly under-represented in higher education. Bursaries are available nationwide which have been divided amongst clusters of Third Level Institutions. GMIT are part of the BMW Cluster together with NUI Galway, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, and Institute of Technology Sligo. GMIT has received an allocation of six bursaries. The 1916 Bursary is worth €5,000 per academic year to each of the six recipients. Submit to: GMIT ATS Office For further information, please contact Dr Seamus Morrissey at 091 742561 or email ats@gmit.ie 2. Academic Scholarships GMIT awards academic scholarships annually to 14 first year students based on academic merit. The recipients are those who have achieved the highest Leaving Certificate points in their particular School or campus of GMIT. Following registration, the students are selected, and the scholarships are awarded to the successful students in November each year. For further information contact admissions@gmit.ie 3. Access Scholarships GMIT awards up to 12 financial scholarships to the value of €5,000 each to support students entering GMIT who are from socio-economically or other disadvantaged backgrounds, or who have faced difficult personal circumstances. This financial scholarship is provided in increments over the duration of the programme of study. In addition, applicants can also be considered for up to 50 CAO points to add to their Leaving Certificate score to help secure access onto a course, subject to availability. Note: Applicants must complete the Access Scholarship Application Form and have taken the Leaving Certificate exams within the last two years. Submit to: GMIT ATS Office Closing date: 15th May annually Check www.gmit.ie/apply/scholarships for eligibility criteria and to download an Access Scholarship Application Form For further information, please contact Dr Seamus Morrissey at 091 742561 or email ats@gmit.ie

4. Design Scholarship This scholarship is worth €5,000 and is available to students from secondary schools in Mayo interested in studying Furniture Design, Art and Design, Film and Documentary, Engineering, Science or Computing in GMIT. Interested candidates should complete the Access Scholarship Application Form along with a creative/design personal statement. Submit to: GMIT Access Office Closing date: 15th May annually Check www.gmit.ie/apply/scholarships for eligibility criteria and to download an Access Scholarship Application Form For further information, please call 091 742129 or email accessoffice@gmit.ie

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