Scholarships and Grants
Information and Application
Scholarships and Funding in Maynooth
The Pontifical University at Maynooth awards the scholarships and grants below. Preference is given to applicants who do not hold any other scholarship or educational grant. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, but may be renewed from year to year during the holder’s course of studies.
The following scholarships and grants are available to undergraduate students of the Pontifical University.
A College Scholarship is available for a lay student taking the Bachelor of Divinity Degree (BD). The Scholarship is valued at €2,000 per annum.
A link will be sent to you to apply once you have been accepted into the programme.
O'FIAICH SCHOLARSHIPS FOR NORTHERN IRELAND STUDENTS
Five scholarships available for lay students from Northern Ireland taking the BATh in Theology and Arts. The scholarships are valued at €1,500, and includes the offer of campus accommodation.
Closing Date: 12:00 noon (GMT) 26th June 2020
Download the Application Form here
Completed application forms must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
See the Press Release about these scholarships here
Postgraduate Scholarships in the Academic Year 2020-2021
Scotus Eriugena Research Scholarship (Not Available for current Academic year 2021/2022)
Three scholarships are offered over a 4-year period for PhD candidates in any of the following areas:
- Systematic Theology/ Liturgy
- Moral Theology / Theological Ethics
- Ecclesiastical History
- Biblical Studies / Sacred Scripture
Each scholarship includes tuition fees (currently of the order of €5500), research allowance, and on-campus residence plan (accommodation and meals, which may be awarded as a personal stipend in the order of €10,000 per annum).
Application involves the formulation of a research proposal in line with application guidelines.
(Not Available for current Academic year 2021/2022)
Scotus Eriugena Scholarship (Not Available for current Academic year 2021/2022)
(Not Available for current Academic year 2021/2022)
Awards for Current and Incoming Postgraduates
Scholarship and Scholarship Fund Listing
The following are the scholarships and scholarship funds which support postgraduate study and research in the Pontifical University. They are awarded in two tranches: one in late June, and one at the beginning of each new academic year.
Both current postgraduate and incoming postgraduate students may apply for the scholarships and grants provided by these funds. Current postgraduates are notified of the relevant application parameters and deadlines by 30th June, and again prior to the beginning of each new academic year. Incoming students are notified prior to the beginning of the academic year.
Maynooth Union Postgraduate Scholarship Fund
The Maynooth Union was founded in June 1895, during the Centenary Celebration of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The object of the Union is to foster a spirit of mutual sympathy between the College and its past students and friends. The Maynooth Union Postgraduate Scholarship Fund provides one Postgraduate Scholarship or Grant for a Masters or Doctoral candidate in the Pontifical University. The Scholarship is valued at €3,000.00 per annum, and is awarded on an annual basis.
The Matthew O’Donnell Scholarships
Monsignor Matthew O’Donnell was appointed Professor of Ethics in 1960, later becoming Professor of Philosophy. He served as President from 1994 until his death in 1996. The Maynooth Scholastic Trust provides two postgraduate scholarships, one in Philosophy and one in Theology in memory of Monsignor O’Donnell. The scholarship in Philosophy is valued at €2,600.00 per annum; the scholarship in Theology, at €3,200.00 per annum. The Scholarships are awarded annually.
The Michael Devlin Scholarship
The Michael Devlin Scholarship is awarded annually by the Maynooth Scholastic Trust to a Maynooth graduate, nominated by the Faculty of Theology, engaged in postgraduate studies at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, or abroad. The Michael Devlin Scholarship is valued at €3,300.00.
The College Scholarships Fund
This fund provides two College Scholarships or College Grants to lay students taking a Postgraduate Degree in Theology. Each scholarship or grant is valued at €2,000.00 per annum, and is awarded annually.
The Daniel and Mary Mulvihill Scholarship Fund
Dr Daniel and Mrs Mary Mulvihill have supported Catholic Education in Maynooth for over a quarter century. The Daniel & Mary Mulvihill Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship or grant to the value of €5,000 for the post-graduate study of Theology at doctoral level, which is awarded annually.
The Loughlin J. Sweeney Scholarship Fund
The Loughlin J. Sweeney Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship or grant to the value of €5,000 for research and study in Theology at Doctoral level. Mr Sweeney was Director of Development in the College from 1981 until 1991, and was involved for twenty five years with the Development Programme.
Current registered postgraduate candidates will receive an email, by the end of June, with a link to apply for funding.
Incoming postgraduate candidates will receive an email, prior to the beginning of the new academic year, with a link to apply for funding.
Martin McAlinden (Pastoral Theology) Award
This award provides funding, to the value of €2,000, in the name of the late Rev. Martin McAlinden, former Director of Pastoral Theology. It is open to all Pastoral Theology students (Masters, Higher Diploma and Diploma). This annual award, which commenced in 2019, can be awarded to one candidate or divided between two.
Registered Pastoral Theology Candidates will receive an email by the end of September with a link to apply.
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