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7 June 2023  


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 Proficiency in French
NUI Club London Scholarship

The Mansion House Fund Scholarships

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 Scholarships promote ‘the study of Irish Language, Literature and History’, by awarding Scholarships (€500) in the subjects of Irish and Irish History.

These Scholarships are based on the final results of the examinations held in Irish and Irish History in the four NUI constituent universities:

  1. 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.
  2. Irish History for the BA (Hons) Degree.
  3. Final year students of Irish or Irish History in each of the constituent universities will be eligible for nomination for these Scholarships.

 

 

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 2023. 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 2022 recipient, Kathleen Sweeney

NUI Scholarship in Education 2022 recipient, Kathleen Sweeney

NUI Prize in Education 2022 recipient, Shauna O'Neill

NUI Prize in Education 2022 recipient, Shauna O'Neill


NUI Art and Design Prize

This Prize is offered for a piece of work by a graduate of NCAD, and Burren College of Art from 2023, 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. The top final year students in the participating institutions will be eligible for consideration for the Prize.

This piece focuses on capturing how an individual might engage in their surroundings as an observer. This is not a project about the pandemic, it is a project about a by-product of the current societal situation. We have experienced this period of time that will always be remembered throughout history. I was drawn to the idea of creating a large scale piece that eventually evolved to become a collection, as I physically and mentally navigated through life during this era.

Please click here to visit the gallery of all NUI Art and Design Prize works purchased since 2004

Jennifer Kelly, Colligo – 19 2022

Jennifer Kelly, NUI Art and Design Prize 2022, Colligo – 19 2022
Click to enlarge image.

Pierce Malone Scholarships in Philosophy

The Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy was established with a bequest from Pierce Malone and is awarded annually.

From 2023, four Scholarships, each worth €500, will be awarded to the top students from the final year of the BA (Hons) in Philosophy in the four NUI constituent universities.

 

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.

Previous subject areas awarded:

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