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New GPA & WGPA Scholarship Partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway

The Gaelic Players Association and the Women’s Gaelic Players Association Sign Scholarship Partnership with the National University of Ireland, Galway

Author: SuperUser Account/10 April 2019/Categories: Year 2019, Education

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The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) and the Women’s Gaelic Players Association (WGPA) in association with the National University of Ireland, Galway have announced three new scholarship deals open to  members of the organisations. The scholarships are jointly funded by NUI Galway and the GPA or WGPA.

NUI Galway has made three annual scholarships available to members of the GPA and the WGPA.

The programmes are a GPA/NUI Galway MBA Scholarship, a GPA/NUI Galway College of Business, Public Policy and Law Postgraduate Scholarship and a WGPA/NUI Galway College of Business, Public Policy and Law Postgraduate Scholarship. The addition of these scholarships is key to the GPA and WGPA’s aim to have extensive reach across the country with education offerings from both organisations.

Paul Flynn, CEO at the GPA said, “We are delighted that NUI Galway have come on board with our scholarship options. These scholarships offers our players the opportunity to further enhance their career prospects through participation in highly sought after graduate programmes, alongside maintaining their sporting pursuits.”

Professor John McHale, Dean, College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway said, “We recognise the relationship between academic performance, health and wellbeing and in recognition of this are delighted to welcome this partnership between the GPA, WGPA and the University.

Maria Kinsella, Chairperson at the WGPA said, “We are delighted to be working with NUI Galway and the GPA to provide further scholarship options for our members. Past scholarship recipients from the WGPA have achieved great success in their programmes, their careers and on the playing field and we are very proud of them. We’re looking forward to working with NUI Galway.”

For more information or to avail of the scholarships contact Noel Connors at the GPA, noel@gaelicplayers.com  or Gemma Begley at the WGPA, gemma@wgpa.ie  Applications and entry criteria will be assessed by NUI Galway.

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