University Access Scholarships
The Partnership funds Access Scholarship Programs at five universities across Ireland and Northern Ireland: Trinity College, Dublin City University, University of Limerick, Queen's University, and University of Ulster. Access scholarships target historically underrepresented student populations, guaranteeing that modern Irish universities have a student body that is as richly diverse as the country itself. Most of these disadvantaged students would not be able to attend college without financial support, so the grants are crucial in ensuring equal opportunity for all Irish students to receive a college education. University Access Programs also provide vital counseling services and tutoring to help students acclimate once they get to school. This has proven so successful that, at DCU, access graduation rates are significantly higher than non-access!
A university education can make all the difference for a young person seeking to pursue the career of their dreams. If you have benefited from a university education, please consider donating to the Partnership's access program. These scholarships give dozens of bright, deserving students the chance to fully develop their potential.