Here at Griffith College, we want more second level students to learn about and consider careers in the growing industry of creative media.

To achieve this, in 2018 we launched our Creative Bursary in partnership with the Institute of Advertising Practitioners Ireland (IAPI). The aim of the bursary is to encourage students to participate in creative projects at an early stage and as such open their eyes to this viable career path. 

Last year, Griffith College was delighted to award  four winning schools €10,000 worth of funding between them to go towards equipment and projects to develop your students' creative skills, and this year we are doing the same!

We have also teamed up with a number of IAPI's members including Group M, Dynamo, Chemistry, Core and many others to provide the winning schools with additional training, workshops and "day in the life" experiences to really help inspire our future creatives.

Scroll down to find out how to apply!

Register Your Interest 
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2019 Winners

We were delighted to award four schools the bursary in 2019. Not only did each school receive a monetary award, but they will be given the opportunity to attend experiential days at our partner agencies in the new year.

Colaiste Eoin, Finglas - €5,000
St. Tieran’s, Ballaly - €3,000
Kylemore College, Ballyfermot -  €1,000
St. Paul’s Secondary School, Greenhills - €1,000

If you want to follow in their footsteps, be sure to submit your application form today!!

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How to apply 

Our goal is to help encourage creativity in schools, so we are asking applicants of the Creative Bursary to demonstrate their creative flair by submitting a proposal to rebrand their school. This should include the following:

  • A proposed new school logo and accompanying tagline;
  • A short 60” – 90” promotional video outlining the following:
    • The thinking behind the rebrand;
    • How you would promote the rebrand;
    • How you foresee the new branding impacting on the school.

Accompanying this, we also ask you to submit a two-page application (which can be downloaded here) outlining why your school is deserving of the bursary. The supporting document will require you to answer the following questions:

  • How you would use the award to increase creative learning in the classroom;
  • How the bursary would benefit your students;
  • How you would monitor the bursary’s effectiveness and success;
  • Why you are deserving of the bursary.

The deadline for applications is Friday 13th March 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be reviewed by a panel of Griffith College, IAPI and independent representatives from our partner agencies. Winning schools will be announced at the end of March.  

Applications must be sent to roisin.roberts@griffith.ie no later than this date.

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Terms & Conditions

Entries are limited to one application per school.

The Bursary is only open to second-level schools based in the Republic of Ireland.

The initiative is primarily aimed at DEIS second level schools, however schools from disadvantaged areas will also be considered.

The bursary award is for one year only.

The applying institution must be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, engagement and interaction with creative projects by both its students and teaching staff.

The Bursary funding will be awarded in September 2020. 

The maximum bursary for an individual school is €5,000.

The decision of the adjudicating panel will be final.

Recipients will be required to agree to some publicity activity to help promote the initiative such as photography, event attendance and press releases.



Griffith College 

Griffith College is Ireland's leading independent third level college. With over 100 courses and 7,500 students in our campuses in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, our aim is to provide quality education to our learners to help them progress in their careers.

The rationale behind the Creative Bursary is to provide better educational opportunities to students in DEIS schools.

Access to education is one of the key determinants of future wealth and success so we want to extend those opportunities to more and more students in Ireland today.