Academic Scholarships John & Pat Hume Scholarships

caption hereBequeathed in the name of one of NUI Maynooths most famous alumni, the John and Pat Hume Scholarships are for graduates undertaking post gradute studies in the University. Each year there are 30 scholarships available.

Michael Osborne Equine Business Scholarships

These scholarships, jointly sponsored by the University and Horse Racing Ireland, are known as the ‘Osborne Scholarships’ in memory of Michael Osborne and of his immense contribution to the Irish and international horse-racing industry. They are open to students intending to study the Equine Business degree programme in the School of Business and Law.

Sports Scholarships

NUI Maynooth awards a number of undergraduate sport scholarships annually to promote and foster sporting talent at the university. The aim is to relieve students of financial pressures so they can focus on their academic and sporting development. Currently there are sports scholarship programmes in GAA, rugby, golf, snooker, soccer and swimming, two of which are listed below.

MBNA/Bank of America GAA Sports Scholarships

Now in it’s 11th year, the MBNA/Bank of America Scholarships is one of the most successful sports scholarships in the University. The scholarships include students from Hurling, Gaelic Football(male & female) and Camogie.

The black and amber of NUI Maynooth has being worn by over 150 students from 26 counties through the scholarship with over 25 of these winning All Ireland medals at various levels through their time. Collectively the GAA teams in the University have won over 30 competitions in the past 11 years.

Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship

The Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship, bequeathed in honour of our most successful golfers’ father is the most prestigious golf scholarship in Ireland, and is currently turning out the best golfers. The mens team recently took top prize in the inaugural European Universities Golf Championship in Portugal and while Danielle McVeigh won the 2009 Ladies British Open Strokeplay Championship at Royal Aberdeen.

Sponsored by Oceanico Developments, the scholarships offer a structured golf programme which includes expert coaching from the Irish National Golf Coach, free access to championship Golf Course at Carton House, training and technical development, fitness training, sports psychology, and health and nutrition advice.

Access Students

Promoting wider and more equitable access to higher education is a key objective of the University. The Maynooth Access Programme, now in its 10th year is widely acknowledged to be among the best in the Irish Higher Education sector, and this year over 25% of our student population will be made up of students from non-traditional sources.

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