GMIT awards 90 scholarships recognising students’ achievements

Galway Daily news GMIT awards 90 scholarships recognising students' achievements

Ninety GMIT students have been awarded scholarships in recognition of their academic, personal, sporting, and cultural achievements.

The scholarships were awarded at a virtual ceremony attended by the students, their families, school principals, school guidance counsellors and staff late last month.

The students, who are studying a range of programmes in all five campuses, are from counties in the west, the midlands, Dublin, Wicklow, Waterford, and Cork, and have been studying mainly online since the start of this 2020/21 academic year.

Speaking at the online awards ceremony Dr Orla Flynn, said “One of the highlights of the academic year in GMIT has always been the traditional annual scholarships ceremony, where we welcome our scholarship students, their families, lecturers and school staff to Galway for a very special evening.”

“While we were disappointed that we couldn’t meet everyone in person this year, we wanted to ensure our scholarship recipients were formally recognised for their achievements.

“This year’s scholarship recipients have had to quickly adapt to the new styles of learning that the COVID pandemic has brought into our lives and I have no doubt that they will be among the most resilient and adaptable of our graduates.”

The full list of scholarships awarded is as follows:

  • Academic Scholarships
  • Access Scholarships
  • 1916 Scholarships
  • Sara Gibadlo Memorial Scholarship
  • Dace Zarina Memorial Scholarship
  • Mature Student Access Scholarships
  • Uversity Scholarship
  • Sports Scholarships – Galway Campuses
  • Sports Scholarships – Mayo Campus
  • Gaelic Players Association (GPA)
  • Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) Scholarships
  • John Costelloe Scholarship
  • Galway Wind Park Scholarships
  • Flanagan Fittings Scholarship
  • Sanctuary Scholarships
  • Teagasc Walsh Fellowship
  • Dublin Port Company & GMIT PhD Research Scholarship
  • GMIT Department of Creative Education & Research Office Masters by Research Scholarship
  • GMIT Letterfrack & Research Office Masters by Research Scholarship
  • Postgraduate Scholarships
  • The Ireland Funds ‘No Mind Left Behind’ Scholarships

Further information on scholarships at GMIT is available on