Ireland Health Care Scholarship Program Funded by the United Health Foundation, Supported by Optum Ireland

Optum® Ireland is a part of UnitedHealth Group. The North West Health Care Scholarship Program is funded by the not-for-profit United Health Foundation established by UnitedHealth Group to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we are privileged to serve and their communities. The North West Health Care Scholarship Program aims to invest in a 21st century health workforce that meets the needs of tomorrow and promote diversity in higher education by supporting young people from less advantaged and non-traditional backgrounds. The program will be delivered by Optum Ireland in partnership with Atlantic Technological University (ATU). The North West Health Care Scholarship Program provides three scholarships to ATU Donegal, two scholarships to ATU Sligo / ATU Galway-Mayo. The value of each award is €10,000. Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and have applied for an undergraduate program on the designated course list set out below. The fund is administered by the academic institution to the Scholar each year subject to the scholar being in good academic standing.

To find out more about the scholarship click here and to apply click on the application form click here. A reference from the Principal must accompany the application form, you can download the reference document here. Please note, this year Optum Ireland will accept digital application forms. The Principal of your school must review your completed application form before completing the template reference attached. Please be advised that the reference is confidential, and a scanned copy should be sent from the Principal directly to before: 5 p.m. on Friday, 26 May 2023.