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Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation Scholarships in Ireland

Applications are opened for the new Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation Scholarship, which aims to support young people from under-represented socio-economic backgrounds in taking on Trinity Business School’s newly launched MSc in Responsible Business & Sustainability.

The one-year, full-time course will give students the understanding and skillset needed to meet the challenges of building a sustainable future for business and society. The Scholarship scheme aims to empower students to embark on a career in management or leadership positions with specific responsibilities for corporate social responsibility, corporate sustainability, environmental social governance, business and human rights, and climate action.

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Trinity Business School is renowned for its innovative approach to business education and research. With a rich history spanning over four centuries, Trinity Business School combines traditional academic excellence with a forward-thinking outlook, preparing students to navigate the complexities of the modern business landscape. The school offers a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive education programs, equipping students with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen fields.

Application Deadline: The deadline for scholarship applications is Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: Trinity Business School
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Master’s (MSc)
  • Award: Full EU fees (€16,250) for the MSc programme + monthly stipend of €1,515
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Ireland


  • Eligible Countries: Students from EU
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The scholarship will be awarded in any subject offered by Trinity Business School
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following/given criteria:
  • Students from underrepresented socio-economic backgrounds face situations, such as:
    • Receiving government funding for low-income households during their undergraduate studies (for example, the HEAR access routeSUSI, the 1916 Bursary Fund).
    • Being in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and being aged under 25 on the first day of the course.
    • Being estranged from their parents and being aged under 25 on the first day of the course.
    • Being a carer for an ill or disabled family member.
    • Being from a minority group.
    • Coming from a deprived area.
    • Coming from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university.
    • Being the first in the family to go to university.
    • Having a disability in conjunction with socio-economic factors, as described above.

How to Apply

To apply for the scholarship, applicants should submit their CV to [email protected], supporting documentation for eligibility, plus a report of no more than 1,000 words with details of:

  • how they meet the eligibility criteria for this scholarship,
  • how they have addressed challenges in their undergraduate studies (and at work, if applicable),
  • why they have chosen this particular MSc programme and
  • how it will contribute to their longer-term goals.

Any further questions relating to this process should be directed to [email protected].

For PR queries contact: Claire Johnston
PR & Communications, Trinity Business School
E: [email protected]


To be awarded the scholarship, students need to accept the offer of a place in the MSc Responsible Business & Sustainability at Trinity Business School.

The scholarship covers full EU fees (€16,250) for the MSc Responsible Business & Sustainability programme as well as a monthly stipend of €1,515 covering Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity term of the academic year (i.e. 10 months in total, Sept 2024 – June 2025).