Galway Wind Park (GWP) is Ireland’s largest onshore wind farm. Based in Connemara, it produces enough renewable energy to power more than 140,000 Irish homes.
The Galway Wind Park Scholarship Programme aims to maximise value for local communities by funding third-level education opportunities for local people living within 20 kilometres of Galway Wind Park.
Each successful scholarship recipient will receive 50% of course fees to be paid over the duration of their course to a maximum of three years for undergraduates, and one year full-time or two years part-time for postgraduate courses.
Successful scholarship recipients who are eligible for a grant will be awarded the equivalent sum. Students must also successfully complete their course exams each semester.
Scholarship Fund Eligibility
To be considered for the GWP Scholarship, GMIT applicants must:
- Hold an unconditional offer of a place, as a new or continuing student, for the academic year 2019/20 at GMIT.
- Have a home address within 20 kilometres of Galway Wind Park.
Applicable Programmes of Study
While all programmes of study will be considered, applicants must demonstrate how receiving the scholarship will add benefit to one of the following areas; energy efficiency, safety, social and environmental sustainability, recreation and tourism with education and skills development.
How to apply
To apply please complete the Galway Wind Park Scholarship Application Form 2019.
A copy of this form and FAQ’s can be obtained by clicking on the links below:
FAQ -The GWP Scholarship Fund 2019 (PDF, 318KB)
Application Form (PDF, 622KB)
Foirm Iarratais (PDF, 623KB)
Completed application forms and supporting evidence must be submitted in hardcopy by registered post to Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, The Galway Wind Park Scholarship, Office of Academic Affairs, Dublin Road, Galway by 4 October 2019.