**Attention Year 14 Students on EMA**
Last year two of our students were awarded the scholarships (worth up to £25000 over the period of study)
HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS 2018
The All Ireland Scholarship Awards 2018 for Year 14 Students.
Number of scholarships The scholarships will provide financial assistance for up to 25 students per year in Northern Ireland for studies at undergraduate level, with 19 of the scholarships being awarded through the schools sector and 6 through the Further Education (FE) sector.
Eligibility Requirements The scholarships being awarded through the schools’ sector will be on the basis of performance in A Level examinations from all Awarding Bodies. In order to be eligible, candidates must:
• attend a grant-aided post-primary school and be recognised as being from low-income households and, as evidence of this, must be in receipt of an Educational Maintenance Allowance. • have completed a minimum of three ‘A’ Levels in the summer of 2018 (A Levels offered by any awarding body will be accepted and this must be the first time that students have achieved overall grades in these A Level subjects),
• have also been conditionally accepted onto a full-time undergraduate degree course in the United Kingdom, or the Republic of Ireland, in the academic year 2018/19.
The Scholarship may be deferred for one academic year and for that period only, with prior written permission of the Trust and the academic institution. A minimum of two scholarships will be offered in each county (based on the home address of the student) with additional awards allocated on the basis of the top A Levels achieved. The first scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to take up Higher Education places from autumn 2018.
Pupils must complete a self-nomination form which must be signed by the principal of the school. Application forms are available on the CCEA website, http://ccea.org.uk/news/2018/all_ireland_scholarship_scheme_2018