Up to 34 students at Northern Ireland’s two world-class universities will benefit from scholarships and bursaries to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary.
The Centenary scholarships, backed by £60,000 in UK Government funding, are being made available to cover the living costs for students from backgrounds less likely to go to university. Both universities will receive £30,000 to award scholarships.
At Queen’s University Belfast, a Northern Ireland Centenary Scholarship will support a graduate of the Queen’s Senior Academy or Pathway Opportunity Programme. The University has also created the Northern Ireland Centenary Senior Academy Bursary Fund to provide financial support to students who have completed the Queen’s University Senior Academy programme and will begin their studies in autumn 2021.
At Ulster University, Northern Ireland Centenary Scholarships will be awarded in support of Ulster’s Belfast Community Scholarship and Northern Ireland Community Scholarship schemes. Smaller awards will support talented students in need of financial assistance as part of the Ulster University Student Opportunity Fund. The Community Scholarships will be awarded to students entering their first year at Ulster in September 2022 with applications opening in April 2022. The Student Opportunity Fund opens to students in late September.