Higher Education Scholarship Draw

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Higher Education Scholarship Draw


The deadline has passed, we will be contact with all entrants in the coming days.


This year everyone studying from a PLC to a PhD can apply for a scholarship with a total pot of €18,000! There are two types of scholarships to reflect the costs of the individual courses. Please read the information below on the types of scholarships, the rules and the checklist.


Scholarship Types Explained

  • Students who are studying on a 1 or 2 year course, which is ranked NFQ Level 5 or 6 (e.g. PLC/College of Further Education) can apply for the €500 Scholarship.
  • Students who are studying on a course of at least 3 years, which is ranked Level 7 or higher (e.g. IT, Bachelors, PHD) can apply for the €1,500 Scholarship.
  • Those studying a 1 or 2 year Masters can also apply for the €1,500 Scholarship.
  • Neither of these scholarships are available for courses not based in the ROI, although students who are studying abroad for a semester on Erasmus can apply


Rules of the Scholarship Draw

1. Applications are only open to members of Capital Credit Union and are limited to one entry per student.
2. Evidence of attendance (Letter/Email) in your current year of study on a full-time course must be provided with the entry form, dated within the past 6 months. Any entry form not accompanied by proof of acceptance or from non-members of Capital Credit Union will be disregarded.
3. The course must be CAO or QQI approved and full-time.
4. The decision of the Board of Directors is final.
5. The closing date for receipt of entries is 21st October.
6. The draw and presentation evening will take place in the first week of November.
7. The winning students must attend (or be represented) at the presentation evening.
8. Winning students will be required to participate in a testimonial video at the presentation evening and/or write a 250-word blog on how they plan to use the scholarship.


Checklist (Please Read Fully Before You Apply)

1. Complete application form.
2. Evidence of attendance in a full-time course must be provided with the entry form (letter from your college confirming you are a student on the above course, or an acceptance letter confirming you have been accepted onto the above course).
3. If you’re not already a member, you must open a Capital Credit Union account. You can become a member here.
4. Return the form and proof of acceptance to any of our offices by 14th October.

5. Make sure you are applying for the correct Scholarship, as per the “Scholarship Types Explained” section, incorrect submissions will be disregarded.

Click Here To See Last Years Scholarship Awards Night (2019)

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