Chance of a lifetime

UNEMPLOYED people or those seeking further education in Co Louth are being offered the chance to win a distance learning scholarship course.

UNEMPLOYED people or those seeking further education in Co Louth are being offered the chance to win a distance learning scholarship course.

The Open College, a not-for-profit organisation, is making available a FETAC Award scholarship to a successful Louth applicant.

The deadline for all applications to be completed and submitted is Sunday, July 31. A judging panel in Louth will review all applications and select the successful scholarship winner.

For each of the next five years, The Open College will offer a scholarship to someone in the county who is not in a financial position to pursue further education.

The courses will be delivered by distance learning. Each scholarship issued will be fully comprehensive with all course materials supplied and with one-to-one tutor support for the duration of the course.

All tutor fees, course fees, examination and certification fees will be covered as part of the scholarship. All applications must be completed on the official application form.

Jobseekers, long-term unemployed and those on back-to-work programmes are eligible. Excluded from applying are people already on a FÁS course; those in education; and those under 16 years of age.

Applications can be completed through http://theopencollege.com/scholarship-programme.html