Scholarships awarded to 90 GMIT students at virtual awards ceremony


Press Office

Date Article Written: 

Friday, January 29, 2021

Ninety GMIT students were awarded scholarships in recognition of their academic, personal, sporting, and cultural achievements at a virtual ceremony on Thursday 28 January (2021) attended by the students, their families, school principals, school guidance counsellors and GMIT staff.

The students, who are studying a range of programmes in all five GMIT campuses, are from counties in the west, the midlands, Dublin, Wicklow, Waterford, and Cork, and have been studying mainly online since the start of this 2020/21 academic year.

Speaking at the online awards ceremony, the President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn, said: “One of the highlights of the academic year in GMIT has always been the traditional annual scholarships ceremony, where we welcome our scholarship students, their families, lecturers and school staff to Galway for a very special evening.”

“While we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet everyone in person this year, we wanted to ensure our scholarship recipients were formally recognised for their achievements. This year’s scholarship recipients have had to quickly adapt to the new styles of learning that the COVID pandemic has brought into our lives and I have no doubt that they will be among the most resilient and adaptable of our graduates.”

The full list of scholarships awarded is as follows:

Academic Scholarships

Access Scholarships

1916 Scholarships

Sara Gibadlo Memorial Scholarship

Dace Zarina Memorial Scholarship

Mature Student Access Scholarships

Uversity Scholarship

Sports Scholarships – Galway Campuses

Sports Scholarships – Mayo Campus

Gaelic Players Association (GPA) 

Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) Scholarships

John Costelloe Scholarship

Galway Wind Park Scholarships

Flanagan Fittings Scholarship

Sanctuary Scholarships

Teagasc Walsh Fellowship

Dublin Port Company & GMIT PhD Research Scholarship

GMIT Department of Creative Education & GMIT Research Office Masters by Research Scholarship

GMIT Letterfrack & GMIT Research Office Masters by Research Scholarship

GMIT Postgraduate Scholarships

The Ireland Funds ‘No Mind Left Behind’ Scholarships

Further information on scholarships at GMIT is available on  


Issued by Regina Daly, GMIT Communications & Press Officer, GMIT, Dublin Road, Galway.
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The President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn.

The President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn.

The President of GMIT, Dr Orla Flynn.