2021 is a fresh start for everyone. Kickstart your year positively by applying for the Meenadreen Scholarship and Community Benefit Funds available to South Donegal.
If you have not already seen our promo video featuring local Donegal Town student Jack Myers, view below to find out more details on the scholarship.
The new student scholarship scheme is part of the €90,000 annual Meenadreen wind farm benefit fund in south Donegal.
The new strand to the established community fund is designed to support local students who are undertaking an undergraduate or postgraduate course and will prioritise areas of study which focus on sustainability. Funding will be provided to cover tuition costs up to a maximum of €3,000 for undergraduates and partial funding for postgraduate students will be considered. All funds will be paid directly to the educational institution. In certain cases, a small stipend of up to €500 for travel and living expenses may also be provided.
Applications from students whose home address is located within 10km of the Meenadreen wind farm will be prioritised but students living within a radius of up to 14km may also apply.
Together with the new element of the scholarship fund, we are also urging community groups to apply for funding also.
Three strands of funding are available to applicants:
To find out more about the Energia Meenadreen Windfarm scholarship and annual community benefit fund and apply for funding visit www.energia.ie/community - from here you will be redirected easily to the application forms on the Community Foundation of Ireland's website.
Further information is available from the Community Foundation grants team on 01 8747354.