All Ireland Scholarships

The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme, funded by JP McManus, provides financial support of £5,500 per academic year to the top-performing students from low-income households, intending to do an undergraduate course in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

Applications for the 2019 scheme have now closed.

The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme

The All Ireland Scholarship Scheme (Northern Ireland Awards) gives 25 scholarships per year to top-performing students for the duration of their undergraduate degree course.

The 25 scholarships are awarded across two categories:

  • grant-aided post-primary school students
  • Further Education (FE) college students

The application form and where to send it is different for each category so make sure you pick the right link below, depending on where you study.

Grant-aided post-primary school students

Nineteen scholarships are awarded to the top performing A level students from grant-aided post-primary schools. A minimum of two scholarships are awarded in each county of Northern Ireland, based on the students' home addresses.

You must also be getting Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) to be eligible.

If you’re studying A levels at a post-primary school, you can apply for the scheme through the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations & Assessment (CCEA). The application form and guide is available at:

Further Edcuation college students

Scholarships are awarded to the top Level 3 Extended Diploma students from FE colleges, with one scholarship being awarded to the top student in each of the six FE colleges.

You must also be getting Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) to be eligible.

If you’re studying a Level 3 Extended Diploma at an FE college, you can apply for the scheme through Colleges NI.  To get an application form and guide, go to:

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