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4 March 2021  


Graduate Scholarships and Prizes

 

Mansion House Fund Scholarships and Prizes
Duaiseanna an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge
NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education
NUI Art and Design Prize
Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy
French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Distinction in Collaborative Degrees
French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in French
NUI Club London Scholarship

The Mansion House Fund Scholarships and Prizes

Darragh Fitzpatrick, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, buaiteoir Scoláireacht Chiste Theach an Ardmhéara sa Ghaeilge 2020

Darragh Fitzpatrick, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh, buaiteoir Scoláireacht Chiste Theach an Ardmhéara sa Ghaeilge 2020

The Mansion House Fund, which is designed to promote ‘the study of Irish Language, Literature and History’, provides for the annual award of a Scholarship (€2,000) and a Prize (€1,300), in the subjects of Irish and Irish History as follows:

  1. Scoláireacht agus Duais Chiste Theach an Ardmhéara sa Ghaeilge / The Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish
  2. The Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish History
  3. These awards are based on the final results of the examinations held in Irish and Irish History in the constituent universities as follows:

    • Irish (Modern, Early, Medieval and Classical, or any combination of these) for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, for other degrees where Irish is a final year subject, such as the BCL European and BComm International/European.
    • Irish History for the BA (Hons) Degree.

An Extern Examiner, appointed by NUI, will determine the recipients of the Scholarships and the Prizes based on the written work of final year students achieving the highest marks in Irish and Irish History who have passed the honours bachelor degree examination as a whole.

Final year students of Irish or Irish History in each of the constituent universities will be eligible automatically for consideration for these Scholarships and Prizes.

 

Duaiseanna an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge

Bhain Elisaveta Richardovna Everard, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, Chéad Duais an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge amach sa bhliain 2020.

Bhain Elisaveta Richardovna Everard, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad, Chéad Duais an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge amach sa bhliain 2020.

 

Sa bhliain 2017, chuir Ollscoil na hÉireann duaiseanna Gaeilge ar fáil den chéad uair i gcuimhne Iarsheansailéir OÉ, an Dr T K Whitaker. Is mór ag OÉ na duaiseanna seo a chur ar fáil arís i 2021. Déanfaidh painéal roghnúcháin, ceaptha ag OÉ agus scrúdaitheoir neamhspleách mar Chathaoirleach air, na moltaí do na Duaiseanna, bunaithe ar ainmniúcháin ó gach ceann de na comh-ollscoileanna.

In 2017, NUI for the first time offered for competition two Irish language prizes in memory of the former NUI Chancellor, Dr T K Whitaker. NUI is delighted to offer these awards again in 2021. The recommendations for the Prizes will be made by a selection panel, appointed by NUI and chaired by an independent examiner, based on the nominations put forward by each of the constituent universities.

 


Sa bhliain 2020 bronnadh:

An Chéad Duais ar Elisaveta Richardovna Everard, Ollscoil Mhá Nuad

An Dara Duais ar Póilín Nic Géidigh, Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh


NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education

NUI offers a Scholarship (€2,000) and Prize (€1,000) in Education to the top two students from the programmes leading to the Degree of Professional Masters of Education or an Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas. These programmes are offered in UCD, UCC, NUI Galway, Maynooth University and NCAD, including the PME Art & Design programme offered jointly by CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and UCC.

Candidates are nominated directly by each of the competing institutions, and the recommendations for the Scholarship and the Prize are made by a Selection Panel appointed by NUI.

NUI Prize in Education 2020 recipient, Sarah Kelleher

NUI Prize in Education 2020 recipient, Sarah Kelleher

NUI Scholarship in Education 2020 recipient, Ailbhe Travers

NUI Scholarship in Education 2020 recipient, Ailbhe Travers


NUI Art and Design Prize

Linda McCann, NUI Art and Design Prize 2020

Linda McCann, NUI Art and Design Prize 2020

This Prize is offered annually for a piece of work by a graduate of NCAD who has distinguished themselves in one of the Art and Design disciplines. The Prize is a Purchase Prize and the work becomes the property of NUI. Final year BA/BDes and MA students in NCAD will be eligible automatically for consideration for the Prize.

The NUI Art and Design Prize 2020 was awarded to Linda McCann, for her painting ‘Scissors’. Linda applies oil paint in several layers using different consistencies of paint from thin washes to dry brush marks both obscuring and revealing the history of her paintings underneath. The lively interactions of gestural line and colour expose a series of repeated motifs associated with sewing, fabrics and garment construction suggesting the figurative in an abstract composition. It is the observation of her immediate surroundings and motifs associated with hand-made craft that find their way in to her work from a love of 'making' and re-purposing fabric and discarded clothing.

Linda feels that making a piece of work is a physical thinking process with the haptic sense of touch and the alchemy of paint all part of the tactile investigation.

Icarus

Scissors
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Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy

This long-standing Scholarship (€2,000) was established with a bequest from Pierce Malone and is awarded annually.

The Scholarship is based on the corpus of written work presented by the top student for the BA (Hons) Degree examination in each of the four NUI constituent universities. An Extern Examiner, appointed by NUI, determines the award of the Scholarship having considered these submissions.

The Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy 2020 was awarded to Kellan Scott, Maynooth University.

 

French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Distinction in Collaborative Degrees

In an era of globalisation in higher education, a welcome feature has been the significant growth in collaboration between Irish and French universities. In recognition of the importance of such collaboration in benefitting graduates and preparing students for international careers, NUI and the French Embassy in Ireland offer this award to highlight the collaborative programmes which have been established between the NUI constituent universities and higher education institutions in France.

The NUI constituent universities are each invited to nominate a student who has particularly distinguished himself or herself on a collaborative programme. Dual degree programmes are particularly encouraged to participate. Each recipient is awarded a French Government Medal and an NUI Prize of €1,000.

 

French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in French

French Government Medal

French Government Medal

In 1926, the French Government presented a Medal to the University to be awarded for proficiency in French, in connection with the BA (Hons) Degree Examination, on the recommendation of the Extern Examiner. The Medal was offered annually until 1956, when the French Government increased the number of Medals to three, for competition amongst students of the then constituent colleges. In 1962, a fourth Medal was added for the then Recognised College, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. These Medals are now awarded annually in each of the four NUI constituent universities.

The awarding of the four Medals continues to be based on the results of the final examinations in French for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, the BComm International/European and BCL International Degrees, in the constituent universities. The recommendation regarding the award of the Medals is made by the Extern Examiner in French in each of the constituent universities.

In addition to the Medal, NUI awards a cash prize of €1,000 to each of the recipients.

The French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in French may not be awarded to any student whose native language is French.



 

NUI Club London Scholarship

This Scholarship (€2,000) was introduced for the first time in 2005. It was established as a Memorial Scholarship, funded by a bequest from the NUI Club London following its dissolution in 2003. The Scholarship is offered for competition in a different subject every year.

The Scholarship is awarded each year to the top student on a Bachelor’s degree programme that is unique within the NUI federal system of constituent universities, recognised colleges, and linked colleges.

In 2020, the NUI Club London Scholarship was awarded in the BA (Hons) in Visual Culture, offered by the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).

Previous subject areas awarded:

  1. Visual Culture - NCAD
  2. Digital Humanities and Information Technology - UCC
  3. International Hotel Management - Shannon College of Hotel Management
  4. Music Technology - Maynooth University
  5. Veterinary Nursing - UCD
  6. Food Science - UCC
  7. Marine Science – NUI Galway
  8. Product Design (Marketing & Innovation) – Maynooth University
  9. Film Studies - NUI Galway
  10. Information and Library Studies - UCD
  11. Media Studies - Maynooth University
  12. Early Childhood Studies - UCC
  13. Agriculture - UCD
  14. Architecture - UCD
  15. Veterinary Medicine - UCD
  16. Dentistry - UCC