the scholarship ( 2 X 60' )

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. 

 

Episodes: 2

Runtime: 60 mins

Definition: HD

YOP: 2013

Production Company:  Loosehorse Production for RTE