Griffith College and the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland award a Creative Bursary to five schools

Keith O’Connor (IAPI) and Sarah Edmondson (Griffith College) presenting a Creative Bursary Award to the TY Students at Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount in Dublin.

The Faculty of Journalism and Media Communications at Griffith College once again collaborated with IAPI on the Creative Bursary for DEIS post-primary schools. 

The aim of this initiative is to encourage students to consider careers in creative commercial sectors. This year applicants were asked to submit a communications campaign explaining how their school practices sustainability, creating handmade artefacts and digital content for social media. 

Griffith College provided the total bursary funding of Ä10,000 and IAPI member agencies will provide the students with an experiential opportunity.

The winning schools were:

• Presentation Secondary School, Warrenmount, Dublin 8

• Old Bawn Community Schools, Tallaght, Dublin 24

• Limerick Educate Together Secondary School, Limerick

• Meánscoil San Nioclas, Dungarvan, Waterford

• Boherbue Comprehensive School, Cork

“The creative communications campaign was a great experience. 

“I enjoyed the brainstorming part of the project, coming up with ideas and working together to decide which one works best. 

“As well as new art supplies, some of the funds will go towards a class trip, which we are really looking forward to.” Connie, TY Student, Presentation Secondary School.


Griffith College and Donore Credit Union Award Brendan Lynch Scholarship 

Dave McAuley (CEO Donore CU), Morgan Haydon (Scholarship Winner), and Prof Diarmuid Hegarty (President of Griffith College) at Griffith College’s South Circular Road campus, Dublin 8. 

Griffith College and Donore Credit Union have awarded Morgan Haydon, a second-year BA (Hons) Fashion student, the annual Brendan Lynch Scholarship worth €3,000. The scholarship, in honour of the former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Director of Donore Credit Union Lynch, has been running for four years.

On accepting the award Morgan said, “Being awarded the Brendan Lynch Scholarship was a complete shock to me and I feel honoured that I was chosen among the many applicants. The scholarship will help fund my collections during the coming years at Griffith and I am excited to see what I can produce with this financial aid.”

The President of Griffith College, Professor Diarmuid Hegarty and the CEO of Donore Credit Union, Dave McAuley met with Morgan in February 2022 to congratulate him and wish him the best with his studies and future career. 

Applications for the Brendan Lynch Scholarship will open again in autumn. Details will be posted on griffith.ie and donorecu.ie.