Diversity Abroad is proud to partner with Education in Ireland to announce the creation of the Inclusive Ireland Scholarship Program. Ireland is committed to providing academically rigorous and culturally immersive study abroad experiences for students from all backgrounds and identities. We believe that diversity among our visiting students only serves to enrich our society and our campuses, and so we are excited to welcome this cohort of scholars in Fall 2021.
In order to be considered for the scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the United States
- Identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)
- Intend to study abroad at one of the participating colleges or universities in Ireland during the Fall 2021 term (see list below)
- Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above
- Dublin City University
- Dundalk Institute of Technology
- Institute of Tecnology Carlow
- Limerick Institute of Technology
- Mary Immaculate College
- Maynooth University
- National University of Ireland Galway
- Queen University of Belfast
- Technological University of Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Cork
- University College Dublin
- University of Limerick
The application will open on February 1, 2021 and will close on April 1, 2021 at 11:50 PM PST. The application requires contact information and two essay questions, listed below. The application is a Google form and must be completed in one sitting. It is recommended that you review the full application first to know what information you will need to gather in order to complete it. Click on the "Apply Now" button on this page to get started!
- In 500 words or less, tell us how you will use your experience to encourage others to study abroad.
- Answer the following question in a 1-2 minute video: How will a global experience in Ireland help you reach your personal, professional, and academic goals?
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes a good application?
Show us who you are! We want to get to know you, so bring your most authentic self when answering the questions. We want to know who you are, what makes you tick, what you're passionate about, and how Ireland fits into that.
Am I required to submit my official transcript?
You can submit either an official or unofficial version of your transcript, as long as it includes your coursework and grades from Fall 2020. The transcript must be uploaded as a pdf, jpg, or png file.
What should I do in my video?
Tell us your story. Be creative. You can answer the question by talking to us, by delivering us a spoken word piece, acting out a skit, or singing a song. You can use props, get your dog involved, or wear a funny hat. If you have to hide in the shower so you can film somewhere that's quiet, that's cool too. We just want to get a sense for who you are!
What are some good ideas for encouraging others to study abroad?
The best ideas are the ones that are realistic and actionable, but still creative. Think about what you're involved in on your campus or in your community and tie that in. Think about what you've learned living and learning in the virtual space this year, and how that could factor in. Think about how you can use your skills and passions. Ultimately, our goal is that you to share your experiences abroad so more students will consider this opportunity for themselves!
What is the amount of the scholarships?
The scholarships will be awarded in the amount of 3000 euros.
What if I don't have a study abroad advisor?
Many colleges and universities have at least one staff member who is responsible for overseeing study abroad on that campus. If you're not sure who that person is, ask your academic advisor. If your campus does not have a study abroad advisor, and the person you're working with is someone in the Registrar's Office, the Financial Aid office, or another campus office, you can submit their contact information instead. We will use their information to verify your eligibility to study abroad during the Fall 2021 term.