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 2020

Leagan Gaeilge- Optum Sceim Reigiunach 2020

Download the application form:

English version: Optum Scholarship Application 2020

Leagan Gaeilge: Optum Foirm Iarratais 2020

Reference Application:

Optum Reference English version

Optum Teistimeireacht 2020


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (14.6 MB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2021

    A Level Quick Guide 2021 PDF (2 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2021

    Quick Guide to Courses 2021 PDF (2.4 MB)

  • Junior Prospectus 2019

    Junior Prospectus 2019 PDF (20.8 MB)

  • Adult Education Brochure

    Adult Education Brochure PDF (4MB)