SINN Féin MLA Karen Mullan has called on students to apply for the All-Ireland Scholarship Scheme, which is now open until June 29.
The party’s Education spokesperson said: “The annual scholarship scheme which is funded by businessman JP McManus provides financial assistance to top-performing students from low income households who intend to take up full-time undergraduate courses from September 2018.
“The scheme is open to applicants in receipt of the Educational Maintenance Allowance at the time of application and due to commence an undergraduate degree at university in September or October 2018.
“The value of each scholarship is £5500 per annum for the undergraduate degree course duration.
“There are 25 scholarships to be awarded in the north to the top 19 performing ‘A’ level students in grant aided post primary schools and the top six performing Level 3 Extended Diploma students in the further education colleges.
“The scheme is open for applications until June 29, 2018.
“I would urge eligible students to apply, further information on eligibility and details on how to apply can be found at https://www.nidirect.gov.