Dermot Earley Bursary 2017-2018


Dermot Earley Bursary 2017 - 2018

Roscommon County Council established an annual Sports Bursary in honour of the late Dermot Earley.

These scholarships will afford financial assistance to two successful candidates, one male and one female residing in County Roscommon and attending his/her first year in 3rd level education September 2017, with an accomplished background in sport.


Application forms are available at

  1. Document link below 
  2. Customer Services, Arás an Chontae, Roscommon

Closing date: Friday 01st September 2017 at 5.00pm

Dermot Earley Bursary 2017 2018 Application Form.pdf (size 416.1 KB)

Information for Nominators 2017-2018


  • The Dermot Earley Bursary is a Sports scholarships intended for persons of outstanding sporting ability (i.e. participating at International, National, Inter-Provincial, Inter-County, Senior Club level), those who have displayed outstanding potential or dedication to their sport.


  • Two awards of €1,000 each will be made in 2017/2018 Academic year – one to a male athlete and one to a female athlete. Scholarships will be awarded for First year students only


  • Applicants should demonstrate:-
      • excellent potential,
      • outstanding ability in their particular sport,
      • performance at a high level in their chosen sport,
      • desire to represent their County at their sport and
      • be a resident of county Roscommon and

  • The applicant must satisfy the academic criteria for entry to a third level college and be registered as a full-time student before final acceptance of the scholarship award. 


  • Recipients must make themselves available for photo sessions and other promotional events on behalf of Roscommon County Council.


  • The Scholarship will be awarded to a student in their 1st year of 3rd level with achievements in sport.


  • Each Sports Scholarship award is assessed on an individual basis by the Sports Scholarship Committee


  • Applicants may be short-listed and will subsequently be interviewed as part of the selection process.


  • Awardees must declare all other sponsorships and grants at the time of application.


  • An application for the bursary must be made by a third party i.e. Sporting Club or organization, on behalf of the nominee. Only one male and one female athlete may be nominated by a third party.