23 August 2023
Final Call for Local Students – Apply for a Dublin Port Scholarship
Dublin Port Company (DPC) is reminding students from the port’s local community to apply for its annual Scholarship Programme. The closing date for applications is Friday 1st September 2023 and forms are available from DPC’s website: www.dublinport.ie/about-dublin-port/online-applications-portal/application-for-dublin-port-company-scholarship/
The Dublin Port Scholarship Programme is the longest running education bursary of its kind in the city’s Docklands area. It was set up by Dublin Port Company (DPC) in 2001 to contribute to the community by providing financial support for people to fulfil their potential through education.
Since 2001, the programme has awarded more than €1.2 million to local students living in the port area, enabling them to progress to third level education. Last year the Scholarship Programme celebrated its 21st anniversary, awarding 24 new bursaries. To date, more than 1,250 local students, ranging from school leavers to mature learners have been supported through the initiative.
Applicants to the Scholarship Programme are assessed by an independent panel based on several criteria, including candidates’ motivation and commitment, and not solely on academic achievement.
Previous recipients include students who might not otherwise have pursued a course in higher education because of financial constraints in undertaking further study. Many applicants have since gone on to successfully complete third level studies in courses ranging from Business and Law to Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Music at leading Irish universities, as well as colleges in England and Wales.
Edel Currie, Community Engagement Manager, Dublin Port Company, said:
“I would really encourage students from the local community to apply for our Scholarship Programme this year. We know what a difference this Scholarship can make, especially to students who needs that extra level of support in order to progress to third level education. Our door is always open, come and talk to us about the application process itself or the experiences of previous recipients. There are amazing stories of people from our community who have flourished in their chosen career path, and it all started with a first step to apply for the Port Scholarship. Don’t hesitate to take that step and get in touch. There’s still plenty of time to get your application in to us by 1st September 2023.”