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.
Runtime: 60 mins
Production Company: Loosehorse Production for RTE