GPA members invited to apply for scholarship at Ulster University

The application process for four fully funded scholarship opportunities at Ulster University is now open for Gaelic Players Association members.   The scholarships are available to GPA members who have secured a place on any full-time post-graduate programme on offer at Ulster University.  Players can find more information about the programmes here.

Current Ulster University students Dominic McEnhill (Antrim footballer) and Amy Garland (Monaghan footballer) were joined by GPA Education Manager Brian Howard and Ulster University Student Sport Manager David Flynn on the Belfast campus at an event to mark the opening of the scholarship application process.

Players are being encouraged to research the courses and secure their place first before then applying for the scholarships.  They have until July 15th to get their applications in.

Successful applicants will be selected using criteria agreed by the GPA and Ulster University.  Players with queries should contact GPA Education Manager Brain Howard at

Speaking to mark the opening of the process GPA CEO Tom Parsons said; “Players are extremely grateful to our educational partners for their support and I want to take this opportunity to thank the team at Ulster University for helping us facilitate the development of our membership.  These scholarships have the potential to make a lasting, positive impact on the successful candidates’ lives.”

Speaking to mark the opening of the application process Dr John Farrell (Ulster University GAA President said;

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with the GPA. High level sports achievement and academic achievement are intrinsically linked, and our previous scholarship recipients have attained great success in their both their chosen courses and sports.  At Ulster University we are keen to ensure that we provide an environment that allows players to thrive on and off the field of play”.

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