Post-entry Scholarships

1916 Bursary

The purpose of the 1916 Bursary is to encourage participation and success by students who are most socio-economically disadvantaged and who are from groups most under-represented in higher education. To be considered for a bursary, applicants must meet College Entry, Financial and Target Group eligibility criteria. Each college has a limited number of bursaries; they will be awarded to the eligible applicants that present the greatest need. 

What is the value of a 1916 Bursary?

There were three different types of bursaries – Tier 1, 2 and 3.

Tier 1: €5,000 per year for the normal duration of an undergraduate programme – or up to a maximum of six years for a part-time programme.

Tier 2: €2,000 per year for the normal duration of an undergraduate programme – or up to a maximum of six years for a part-time programme.

Tier 1 & Tier 2 bursaries will also be paid if the awardee progresses to postgraduate study.

Tier 3: Awardees will receive a once-off bursary of €1,500 for the 2022/23 academic year only.


Who can apply for a 1916 Bursary?

Any students entering year 1 of an (undergraduate) programme in the academic year (2022/23), full or part-time, with a household reckonable income less than €24,500 in 2021, who are in the identified target groups, can apply for the bursary. Students who are entering directly to year 2 of a programme via the advanced entry route can also apply. For more information, please review the applicant pack and the FAQ documents. Enquiries can be directed to the Access & Participation Office (email

Application pack: 

o    1916 Bursary Fund Application Guide 2022/23 

o    1916 Bursary Fund 2022/23 FAQ


How can I apply for a 1916 Bursary?

Application dates for 2023/2024 to be confirmed.


Academic Scholarships

Each year, ATU awards academic scholarships to fourteen first year students based on academic merit.

The recipients are those who have achieved the highest Leaving Certificate points in their particular School or campus of ATU. Leaving Certificate points should be gained in one sitting, and it should be the candidate’s first time in Higher Education. 

Students are selected following registration at ATU. Scholarships are awarded in November each year.

For further information contact Admissions Office

Mature Student Scholarship

There are three scholarships of €1,200 each for registered first year mature students. The scholarship is issued as a once-off payment.

Please note that International students and Erasmus students are not eligible to apply for the Mature Student Scholarship.

To be eligible to apply, you must be:

  1. 23 years or older on 1st of January of the year of entry.

  2. A new entrant to higher education.`

  3. A citizen of an EU/EEA member state, Switzerland, or the UK.

  4. Registered on a full-time undergraduate course in GMIT.

How to Apply

Applicants must be logged into their own student accounts when completing the application form. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications and supporting documentation is 30th October 2022.

Nominated candidates may be short-listed and then called for an online interview.

For further information please contact the Access & Participation Office at

Trane Technologies STEM Career Pathway Scholarships

Trane Technologies – ThermoKing are proud to announce the sponsorship of two scholarship opportunities for female students taking Engineering courses with the Atlantic Technological University (ATU).

These scholarships have been designed to support females pursue STEM-related education and aim to create greater female representation in STEM-related careers.   This initiative is aligned to the “Sustainable Futures” Global Corporate Strategy of Trane Technologies.  This strategy deploys Trane Technologies resources to create opportunity for those under-represented in our industry so they will be equipped and inspired to lead innovation in our field, and in our world.

The 4-year scholarship programme aims to reduce some of the barriers to your academic and professional success. The Trane Technologies scholarships will provide €6,000 annual funding to the successful candidates for the duration of their 4-year degree programmes. As well as financial support, you will gain access to engineering experts to support you through your studies. In addition, successful candidates will be given an opportunity to complete their co-op / work placement rotations in Trane Technologies - ThermoKing state-of-the-art facility in Galway city.

For more information on the Bursary click here.

Galway Wind Park Scholarship 

The Galway Wind Park Scholarship Programme aims to maximise value for local communities by funding third-level education opportunities for people living within 20 kilometres of Galway Wind Park in Connemara.

Successful scholarship recipients will receive 50% of the Student Contribution Fee, 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.

Click HERE for further information and application forms.

Dearcán Foundation Scholarship Closing OCT 6th 2023

The Dearcán Foundation was founded in 2021 in memory of a John Sisk & Son employee, Dave Tracey, the long serving manager of the John G. Sisk Training Centre. Dave endeavoured to ensure that young people were supported in pursuing whatever their chosen career was whether in construction or otherwise.

This scholarship offers €10,000 to one student at ATU to support them in their studies. The funds can be used for living expenses, fees, or other costs.


Applicants must:

·      Be a registered student at ATU

·      Be a new entrant to higher education

·      Be a resident of Ireland

·      Be a citizen of Ireland and/or Northern Ireland

·      Be enrolled in qualifying courses (Qualifying courses: those in quantity surveying, civil engineering, construction management, BIM)

·      Have been approved for third-level maintenance grant, SUSI Special Rate or SUSI Band 1

·      Have come from a DEIS school

·      Confirm willingness to engage with Dearcán Foundation/John Sisk & Son

·      Not be a relation of an employee of John Sisk & Son (son, daughter, parent, sibling, niece, nephew, or grandchild)



Applications Open for Submission

14 September 2023 – 6 October 2023

Finalists Selected and Notified

By 1 November 2023

Finalist Interviews with Dearcán Foundation

Week of 6 November 2023 (dates to be confirmed)

Awards Announced

15 November 2023

How to Apply

To apply, please fill out the online application form, by clicking on this link -

Applications are due by midnight on 6 October 2023. Any applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that the application requires confirmation that students agree for ATU to share their personal information with Community Foundation Ireland in order to undergo the assessment process.

All applications are assessed by Community Foundation Ireland. If you have questions, please contact Melanie Steinhardt