Leinster GAA Third Level Bursary Scheme
National Student Bursary Scheme
The GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2012 – 2013 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Now in its sixth year, the scheme is open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course (except those who hold another GAA-related or college scholarship/bursary) and who are active participants in their Higher Education club; to date the GAA has invested over a million euro in the five years that its Bursary Schemes have been in existence.
The schemes are administered by the respective Provincial Councils and recipients will again be selected based on a range of criteria, including their playing, coaching or administrative commitments to the GAA. A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching and administration.
Applications for the scheme will be considered by a sub-committee in each province; each bursary granted will be for €750/£600. Further information and application forms for this year’s scheme are available to download from www.gaa.ie, the various GAA Provincial Council websites www.leinstergaa.ie and offices and from the Higher Education Colleges website http://he.gaa.ie/. All completed forms should be returned to the relevant Provincial Council and the closing date for application will be October 19th.
Senior Intercounty players who were on their County’s Senior Panel in 2012 should apply for Bursaries via the Gaelic Players Association; further information at www.gaelicplayers.com
Also please see the following points to note:
Payment is made in two instalments of €375 (Munster, Connacht and Leinster) and one payment of €750 (£600) Ulster.
The application is open to members of the Association (be they male or female) who are attending a full time Higher Education course and who are active participants in their Higher Education GAA Club
A general condition of receiving a Bursary should be the demonstration of a number of volunteer hours commitment to the College GAA Club
Those who hold another GAA related or college scholarship/bursary are not eligible.
A set number of awards in each province will be granted to students who have shown a positive contribution in the areas of coaching or administration.
Bursaries may be awarded in successive years; to a maximum of 2 years in total.
Senior Intercounty players who are GPA members should be dealt with under the GPA’s scheme only.
If senior intercounty players are unsure if they should apply under the provincial or GPA schemes, they should contact the GPA directly to establish their eligibility.
Please note that recipients in 2012/13 may on occasion be asked to make themselves available to assist with different initiatives coordinated by Leinster GAA during the year.
Students applying to Leinster GAA from Leinster Third Level Colleges must be an active registered member of a GAA Club in Leinster.
The closing date for applications is the 19th of October 2012 and all applications can be sent to the following address:
Leinster GAA Student Bursary Scheme 2012/13
Leinster GAA Offices