The Choctaw-Ireland Scholarship Programme

At a glance

  • Value: Full Tuition at University College Cork and €10,000 in living expenses
  • You must be accepted into a PGT programme in CACSSS to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


The Choctaw-Ireland Scholarship is being instituted in recognition of the act of generosity and humanitarianism shown by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma towards the people of Ireland during the Great Famine of the mid-Nineteenth Century, and to foster and deepen the ties between the two nations today.


How to apply for the Choctaw-Ireland Scholarship Programme


  • Be a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Interested in a one-year taught Masters degree*
  • Be accepted into University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland
  • Interested in a degree from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences at UCC**
  • Have a valid passport


  1. Apply for University College Cork by 30 April, 2021.

    Before you can apply for the Choctaw-Ireland Scholarship, you have to be accepted into University College Cork. To apply for UCC:

    • Choose your degree/course from this list of Masters Programs.
    • Once your degree/course has been selected, begin your application.
    • On your application, please note the Choctaw-Ireland Scholarship.
    • The application will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
  2. Wait for your acceptance from University College Cork
    Typically, acceptance into your degree/course will take about 1 week.
  3. Apply for the Choctaw-Ireland Scholarship Programme by 14 May, 2021.

    After you have received your acceptance to UCC, submit the following items to

    • Acceptance letter to UCC
    • CV/Resume
    • Personal Statement 
  4. Stay in touch
    Feel free to reach out to us with questions or just to check the status of your application. We’re here if you need us.


For more information about the scholarship please see here:

Scholarships and Prizes

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