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All Ireland Scholarships 2020 Update

25th Nov 2020

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It gives me great pleasure to introduce the All-Ireland Scholarships, which were established in 2008 to financially support many gifted young students across the island of Ireland. 125 All Ireland Scholarships from the 32 counties are awarded each year.

Just as each of the 1,496 recipients of the Scholarship to date have blossomed and grown throughout their studies, I have been delighted to see the growth in the Scholarship programme itself since inception, with an active Alumni Association formed in 2017. The Alumni Association is driven by recipients of the Scholarship and contains a network of members who are pro-active in helping each other and contributing to the welfare of society.

The Scholarships would not be what they are without the dedication of students to their studies, and the respect they have for education. Their academic achievements are remarkable, with 1,016 successful All-Ireland Scholarship recipients having emerged with primary and post graduate degrees to date. It gives me great pride and pleasure to see so many of these young people fulfil their promise and I look forward to observing their continued growth in the coming years.

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When I found out that I won the All Ireland Scholarship?

AbsolutelyThrilled!

I couldn't believe it and I was just instantly so thankful and grateful.

Laura Long Scholarship 2018
23rd November 2019

Awards ceremony

The annual award ceremony takes place in the University Concert Hall

Guest of Honour Joe Schmidt

The All Ireland Scholarship Awards were presented on Saturday 23rd November 2019 at University of Limerick. Schmidt joined an illustrious list of guest speakers such as Irish Presidents Michael D. Higgins and Mary McAleese; US President Bill Clinton; as well as other great sporting heroes, including jockey AP McCoy, rugby icon Paul O’Connell, Limerick hurling manager John Kiely and Irish soccer legend Martin O’Neill.
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Guest of Honour John Kiely

The 2018 All Ireland Scholarships Award Ceremony took place on Saturday 24th November in the University Concert Hall, Limerick. Limerick senior hurling team manager, John Kiely was the guest of honour and the awards were presented to the students by Sponsor JP McManus, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education & Noel Lavery, Permanent Secretary at the Department of the Economy NI. Scholarship trustees Gerry Boland, Roger Downer and Patrick Dowling were also in attendance.
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Guest of Honour President Michael D. Higgins

The 2017 All Ireland Scholarships Award Ceremony took place on Saturday 25th November in the University Concert Hall, Limerick. President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins was the guest of honour and the awards were presented to the students by Sponsor JP McManus, Mary Mitchell O'Connor, Minister of State for Higher Education & Dr. Andrew McCormick, Permanent Secretary at the Department of the Economy NI. Scholarship trustees Gerry Boland, Roger Downer and Patrick Dowling were also in attendance.
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Quick facts

125

All Ireland Scholarships awarded in 2019

32

We award scholarships in every county in Ireland

1496

Number of scholarships awarded since 2008

1016

Successful primary and post graduate degrees

Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria

Are you eligible?

Find out if you qualify for the All-Ireland Scholarships today.

The scholarships programme was established in 2008 to support many gifted young students across Ireland by providing them with financial support thus enabling them to participate in all aspects of university life. 125 All Ireland Scholarships from the 32 counties are awarded each year with 1,496 recipients, with 1,016 successful graduates having emerged with primary and post graduate degrees to date.

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