The Pontifical University at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth awards the following scholarships. Preference is given to applicants who do not hold any other scholarship or educational award. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, but may be renewed from year to year during the holder’s course of studies.
Scholastic Trust Doctoral Scholarships in Theology:
Graduates in Theology wishing to pursue a PhD in Theology are invited to apply.
Applicants must have achieved a Master's Degree in Theology, Magna cum Laude (Second Class Honours, Grade I / B) or its equivalent.
Scholarships are valued at €10,000.00 per annum, and are awarded to full time scholars for a maximum of three years. The deadline to apply is 30th September 2012.
The Maynooth Union Postgraduate Scholarship
The Maynooth Union was founded in June 1895, during the Centenary Celebration of St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The object of the Union is to foster a spirit of mutual sympathy between the College and its past students and friends.
The Maynooth Union has funded a Postgraduate Scholarship for a student to study for a Masters or Doctoral Degree in the Pontifical University at Maynooth.
The Scholarship is valued at €3,000.00 per annum
Matthew O’Donnell Scholarships:
Two Postgraduate Scholarships, one in Philosophy and one in Theology are available from the Maynooth Scholastic Trust in memory of Monsignor Matthew O’Donnell.
Scholarships are valued at €2,600.00 in Philosophy, and €3,200.00 in Theology per annum.
Monsignor O’Donnell was appointed Professor of Ethics in 1960, later becoming Professor of Philosophy. He served as President from 1994 until his death in 1996.
The Michael Devlin Scholarship:
This scholarship is awarded annually by the Maynooth Scholastic Trust to a Maynooth graduate engaged in postgraduate studies at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, or abroad. Nominations for this scholarship will be received from the Faculty of Theology, the value of which is €3,300.00.
The Daniel & Mary Mulvihill Scholarship:
This scholarship to the value of €4,000 is available annually for the post-graduate study of Theology at doctoral level. Dr & Mrs Mulvihill have supported Catholic Education in Maynooth for twenty five years.
The Loughlin J Sweeney Scholarship:
This scholarship to the value of €5,000.00 is available annually for the post graduate study of Theology at Doctoral level.
Mr Sweeney was Director of Development in the College from 1981 until 1991, and was involved for twenty five years with the Development Programme.
Two College Scholarships are available to lay students taking a Postgraduate Degree in Theology.
These scholarships are valued at €2,000.00 per annum.
Government of Ireland Research Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences:
Students in Theology who are pursuing a doctoral or master’s degrees by research are eligible to apply for one of these scholarships.
Further information from the Director of Postgraduate Studies or
A College Scholarship is available for a lay student taking the Bachelor of Divinity Degree (BD).
The Scholarship is valued at €1,400.00.
Application for scholarships can not be made on line.
The President’s Office
St Patrick’s College