How to Apply
All applicants for the Paddy Harrington golf scholarship at NUI Maynooth must fill out an application form. Application forms can be found at University’s admissions web page under sports scholarships/golf. Completed application forms must be emailed to email@example.com. Click here for application form
The closing date for receipt of applications is 1st of May 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Below is some additional information on our golf and academic criteria required for achieving a Paddy Harrington golf scholarship.
To be awarded a full scholarship applicants should hold a handicap of +1 or better for men and 3 and below for women.
Although handicap is taken into consideration it is not the sole factor which will determine whether an applicant is successful or not in receiving a scholarship. The Paddy Harrington management team assess all applications and take into account applicants individual golfing achievements as well as their short and long term goals in golf. Paddy Harrington golf scholarships are reserved for students who have the potential to reach a very high level of performance. The aim of the scholarship programme is to develop players to an elite level whereby they can pursue careers in top amateur or professional golf.
All scholarship applicants are reviewed by the national governing bodies such as the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and Irish Ladies Golfing Union (ILGU). Following review, the top applicants will be invited to attend the University in May for an interview with the management team. Candidates who are successful in achieving a scholarship or a place on the development panel will be notified in writing by June.
In recent years, due to the large number of applicants and competition for places, we have introduced a development panel program for players who fall short of receiving a scholarship. Development panel players receive some of the benefits of the scholarship and are given the chance to compete against the scholars for places on the various Universities representative teams. Currently, we have three representative golf teams at NUI Maynooth. Those candidates offered a place on the development panel will be given the chance to prove themselves and can be awarded a scholarship at a later stage.
All applicants have to apply to NUI Maynooth through the CAO by May 2012. An applicant will have to achieve a minimum of 300points in their leaving certificate in order to matriculate. All golf scholars have to be enrolled in a full time undergraduate or post-graduate degree course. If an applicant is successful in receiving a sports scholarship at NUI Maynooth they may be offered an extra 60points concession in their leaving certificate if needs be in order to help them reach sufficient points for a degree course.
At NUI Maynooth we encourage all our golf scholars to pursue courses which allow some degree of flexibility so that they can fully engage with the golf scholarship programme. For example, a student pursuing a science or engineering degree course is likely to have at least 25-30 hours of lectures a week, whereas a student studying arts or business may only have between 12-16 hours a week.
Entry requirements and all academic technicalities are discussed with each candidate in the interview with the University’s admission officer Mr. John McGinnity. If you have any further questions regarding academic requirements please email John.McGinnity@nuim.ie . Click here to view the University prospectus which covers all course requirements.
NUI Maynooth will be hosting open days on Saturday 28th April 2012 and Saturday 30th June 2012. For more information regarding open days, please visit http://www.gomaynooth.ie/open_days.html.
If you are planning to attend any of these open days or if you would more information, please contact:
Barry Fennelly, Manager, Paddy Harrington Golf Scholarship Programme.
Mob: 0861675056 email: firstname.lastname@example.org