LYIT offers five scholarships for new entrants of the Institute as follows:
- REACH Scholarship
- New Entrant Sports Scholarship
- Optum Healthcare Scholarship
- The 1916 Bursary Fund
- Pushing Boundaries Scholarship.
LYIT has established a Bursary Scheme (REACH) to support and facilitate students wishing to complete an undergraduate programme. REACH is targeting students who might not progress onto third level due to having a disability or lacking the financial wherewithal to participate. For more information click here for guidelines for applicants and here for an application form.
New Entrant Sports Scholarships
Provided you are accepted onto a full –time course of study in LYIT, either as undergraduate or post graduate, and are currently a member of a GAA County Football or Hurling panel, or a member of a League of Ireland soccer panel, you are eligible to apply for a New Entrant Sports Scholarship. For more information on eligibility criteria and the application form, click here.
Optum Healthcare Scholarship
Optum Ireland aims to support the enhancement of the healthcare system in the region and invest in a 21st century health workforce that meets the needs of tomorrow. Optum wishes to promote diversity in higher education by supporting young people from less advantaged and non-traditional backgrounds.
The Optum Scholarship scheme will be delivered in partnership with LYIT and Ulster University (UU). The aim of the scheme is to support young people in County Donegal, particularly those who are less advantaged, to access third-level education. Optum recognize the contribution that the innovative partnership between LYIT and UU has made to increasing accessibility to third-level education in the North-West. The Optum Scholarship Scheme is currently accepting applications and will accept completed forms until 5pm, Friday 4 May, 2018.
For more information on the Optum Healthcare Scholarship click here for the guideline document. See Page 8 for a list of eligible courses. Qualifying criteria also apply.Click here for the application form.
The 1916 Bursary Fund
The 1916 Bursary Fund is a targeted funding scheme established by the Department of Education and Skills to support the implementation of the National Plan for Equity of Access to Higher Education 2015-2019. The National Access Plan is working to increase the numbers of students who are currently underrepresented in higher education. The Bursaries are targeted at students who are socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from one or more of the following target groups that have low participation rates in higher education.
For more information on the bursary click here. Click here for the application form.
Pushing Boundaries Scholarships
This scholarship initiative is specifically aimed at applicants interested in applying for Full-time Taught Postgraduate Masters. For more information on eligibility criteria and programmes, click here.
In addition to the above new entrant scholarships, LYIT also offers the following scholarships to existing students of the institute:
- Full-Time Sports Scholarship
- Clubs and Societies Scholarships