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PPN Degree Scholarship


• Have you volunteered in your Community?
• Are you a member of Tipperary Public Participation Network?
• Would you like to be sponsored to complete a BA in Business, Enterprise and Community Development?


If you have voluntary experience but no formal qualifications and you would like to continue your education to the benefit of your Community, then this scholarship might be for you.

Tipperary Public Participation Network is pleased to announce 5 Scholarships that reward active citizenship & volunteering. The Scholarships will be awarded to individuals from our member organisations across the 5 Municipal Districts in County Tipperary. These individuals will need to prove that they are active in their community and willing to become a PPN Champion (PPN Champion Degree Scholarship Presentation 2.3.17).

The BA Degree Business, Enterprise & Community Development will be run over the course of 12 months, a mix of distance learning and Saturday classes every 3 weeks, the location for the classes will vary between Thurles Co. Tipperary & Kilkenny. The 5 individuals who are successfully selected by the PPN Champion Scholarship Panel will be funded to the amount of €2,000 by Tipperary PPN and will need to fund €500 themselves in staged payment to Equal Ireland. We welcome candidates with little or no qualifications, particularly people who have worked as volunteers in the community, experience in business is also beneficial.

The degree programme is delivered by EQUAL Ireland and accredited by Athlone Institute of Technology. EQUAL Ireland works to sustain the European social model of an inclusive, cohesive, information and knowledge rich society for all.

An information session open to all members will be held at 7pm Thursday 2nd March 2017 at Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, LIT Campus, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Applications will open on that date and close on the 27th March 2017.



*Applications for the scholarship are restricted to members of a Tipperary PPN registered organisation only.
**If you are interested in applying and are a member of a qualifying organisation that is not registered with the PPN your organisation can sign up prior to the application deadline.
***For further information and application pack contact Tipperary PPN before the deadline of 27 March 2017.

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