Optum Ireland Scholarships

Optum Ireland is a Health Services and Innovation company based in Letterkenny with over 1000 employees, and aims to support the enhancement of the healthcare system in the Northwest region and invest in a health workforce that meets the needs of the future.

Optum have developed a scholarship scheme to particularly support young people in County Donegal, those who are less advantaged, in order to give access to third-level education and to allow successful candidates to fully participate in college life and alleviate the financial burden on students and their families.

The scholarship is worth €7,000 per annum and is awarded for the duration of the undergraduate course. 

The scholarship is open to students resident in Donegal for the last two years at least,  applying to the following courses through the CAO:

Download the information brochure now:

Optum Scholarship brochure  

Leagan Gaeilge- Optum Sceim, Reigiunach

Download the application form:

English version: Optum Scholarship application form 2019

Leagan Gaeilge: Optum Scholarship application form Gaeilge

Further information:

Optum Reference English

Optum Reference Gaeilge


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (18.4 MB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2020

    A Level Quick Guide 2020 PDF (2 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2020

    Quick Guide to Courses 2020 PDF (2.4 MB)

  • Junior Prospectus 2019

    Junior Prospectus 2019 PDF (20.8 MB)