Financial Supports and Scholarships
The Student Assistance Fund
This is funded by the NDP, it is specifically aimed at students that are experiencing financial hardship while in college. Students are recommended to contact the Access Officer or go to the Student Services Offices within their institution
St Vincent De Paul
This organisation provides financial assistance for education and training. Applicants can apply to the Education Officer in the Society of St. Vincent De Paul. In order to apply applicants need to enclose a letter, outlining what they are studying and what factors are inhibiting their studies. Generally this fund is reserved for learners who have not been successful with other agencies.
Member of SIPTU can apply for scholarships, awards can be made of up to €1000. For more information on this scheme visit the SIPTU College section on their website www.siptu.ie
Members of IMPACT can apply for a grant for specific courses. For more information on eligibility criteria visit www.impact.ie
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.
Full details regarding eligibility are on studentfinance.ie