KickStart Scholarship

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Applications for the KickStart Scholarship are now open.

The KickStart Scholarship Fund is a newly established scholarship, established by the Probation Service, and supported by the Irish Prison Service, to support persons with a criminal justice history who are experiencing socio-economic disadvantage to access Higher Education (HE).

These scholarships meet a strategic objective of the Working to Change social enterprise and employment strategy 2021-2023 (

Maynooth University is the lead institution developing the KickStart Scholarship Fund scheme on a pilot basis in 2022/2023 in partnership with Dublin City University, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest, Athlone Campus (MEND Cluster).

For 2022/23, the scheme will be open to new undergraduates who have either commenced third level education in September 2022 for the first time OR are currently third level students in one of these four MEND Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). It is intended that the scholarship will fund the entire duration of a student’s programme of study or the remaining years of their programme of study, whichever one applies.

There are two scholarships available in each MEND HEI in 2022/23:

  • One scholarship of €5000 per year of undergraduate study to a maximum of €20,000 over 4 years of a full-time course or 6 years of a part-time course.
  • One scholarship of €1250 for each year of undergraduate study to a maximum of €5000 over 4 years of a full-time course or 6 years of a part-time course.

Application Timeline 2022/2023
Eligibility – who can apply?
Eligibility – who cannot apply?
Completing your KickStart Application
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