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BÚA Scholarships 2018/19 – Oifig na Gaeilge now accepting applications

Posted: 4 September, 2018

If you have Irish, are inspired and energised in promoting and developing the Irish language in DIT, we want to hear from you!

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Oifig na Gaeilge DIT are now welcoming applications for their Irish language scholarship initiative Bain Úsáid Aisti (BÚA) for the next academic year 2018/19. BÚA is a scholarship scheme for DIT students to promote the use of Irish across DIT.

Last year was the first year of BÚA and the scholarship students organised social meet-ups, musical performances, trips, competitions and lots of events throughout the year and established new social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for DIT students to engage with the Irish language across all campuses.

We now wish to ensure that the foundation work started by this year’s students continues on and we welcome new and current students (undergraduate and postgraduate) with the grá agus paisean to promote the Irish language in lots of creative ways here in DIT to apply for BÚA!

Róisín Cahill, a Creative and Cultural Industries student, and one of the recipients of the BÚA Scholarship last year says “I really enjoyed the year participating in the BÚA scheme. The scholarship gave me the opportunity to continue my Irish at college and to meet new friends with Irish on my own campus and in other campuses. I also learned and developed lots of skills including better communication and organisation skills. I would encourage anybody who has an interest in culture to apply!”.

Scholarships to the value of €500 will be offered to students with Irish to promote the use of the language across the main DIT campuses by organising fun, engaging, and creative opportunities to speak and to engage with the language!

Students will be required to:

• actively organise exciting social and cultural Irish language events across DIT
• develop communication skills by promoting Irish in DIT - social media, print, visual content etc.
• seek and support the development of Irish language services and the visibility of the language in DIT
• inspire the use of Irish in our everyday lives and in the community - at home, with friends, at work, at school etc.
• participate in ensuring the use of Irish in the new campus in Grangegorman

The Scholarships will be awarded to each student who successfully participates in the ‘BÚA in DIT’ initiative during the academic year 2018/19 and meets the conditions of the scheme. 

If you have Irish, are inspired and energised in promoting and developing the Irish language in DIT, we want to hear from you!

Further information and the application form is available on Oifig na Gaeilge’s website here

Contact Siobhán or Gráinne in Oifig na Gaeilge at gaeilge@dit.ie and we look forward to hearing from you!