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The Scholarship  

2 x 45’ 


The Scholarship follows five boys and their families as they chase the dream of securing a place in one of Ireland’s most prestigious schools through their Social Diversity Programme.

Applicants are selected purely on a basis of economic and educational disadvantage for a place at one of Ireland’s highly respected educational establishments and not for their academic, sporting or musical abilities.

The school sees its commitment to the bursaries as a living embodiment of the school’s Jesuit ethos and the importance it places on social justice. The personal stories of The Scholarship – captured on screen over two years – tells a poignant story about education and gives an insight into how one school endeavors to make a difference.

Production Company:
A Loosehorse Production for RTÉ