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19 May 2022  


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

Conor Spain, recipient of the Mansion House Fund Scholarship in Irish History 2021

Conor Spain, recipient of the Mansion House Fund Scholarship in Irish History 2021

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

Dr T K Whitaker, Chancellor of NUI 1976 - 1996

Dr T K Whitaker, Chancellor of NUI 1976 - 1996

 

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 2022. 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 2022. 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.

 



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 MTU 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 Scholarship in Education 2021 recipient, Mary Quill

NUI Scholarship in Education 2021 recipient, Mary Quill

NUI Prize in Education 2021 recipient, Gráinne McInerney

NUI Prize in Education 2021 recipient, Gráinne McInerney


NUI Art and Design Prize

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 2021 was awarded to Ciara Aherne, for her painting ‘When Were You Planning?’.
“This body of painting work is an introspective and idiosyncratic commentary on the contemporary world. It unveils ironic humour in the societal expectations imposed on women and the oxymorons that surround our everyday lives.”

Source: www.ncad.works/graduates/ciara-aherne

When Were You Planning?

Ciara Aherne, NUI Art and Design Prize 2021, with her work ‘When Were You Planning?
Click to enlarge image.

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.

 

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