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2023/24 Ulster GAA Student Bursary Scheme open

October 26th, 2023

The GAA has announced details of the 2023/2024 GAA National Student Bursary.

The scheme reiterates the Association’s commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by acknowledging their interest in our Games and supporting their educational development.

The scheme is open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course (except those who hold another GAA-related or college scholarship/bursary) and who are active participants in their Higher Education GAA club.

The schemes are administered by the respective Provincial Councils and recipients will again be selected based on a range of criteria, including their playing, coaching, refereeing or administrative commitments to the GAA.  A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching, officiating and administration.

Ulster GAA welcomes applications from those students from our province regardless whether their attendance is at a college inside or outside of Ulster.

Applicants must:

  • be attending a full-time undergraduate course at a University or third level College;
  • be eligible, under Comhairle Ardoideachais Constitution and Bye Laws, to play in Higher Education GAA Competitions;
  • be in their second year of study, or above, i.e. ‘freshers’ are ineligible to apply;
  • not be in receipt of any other Bursary/Scholarship or Sports Academy Scholarships, where they are in receipt of ‘in kind’ benefits;
  • be actively involved in their Higher Education GAA Club;
  • Actively involved in a GAA, Camogie or Ladies Football Club in Ulster.Please note: Students who have received an award from the Ulster GAA Student Bursary Scheme in the past are ineligible to apply for a second award and Senior Inter-County players, who are members of the GPA, should apply to the GPA Scheme only.

**The closing date for applications will be Friday 10th November 2023.**

All eligible Ulster students are invited to apply, via competing the application form here: Ulster GAA Student Bursary Applications 

Applicants will be informed by Friday 26th January 2024 via email if they have been successful.
Those who are successful will not receive their bursary until:

  • After the Higher Education GAA competitions are completed in 2024
  • They have attended the Ulster GAA Bursary presentation on the week beginning Monday 25th March 2024
For further information please contact Kevin Kelly at:

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