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Dairy Executives' Association (DEA) Bursaries

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The Dairy Executives' Association (DEA) awards up to two annual scholarships to allow Members to upskill themselves with new knowledge in their own specialist areas or to gain new skills in areas of benefit to themselves and their future careers.  This initiative was approved by the DEA's Central Executive Council to encourage our membership to continuously upskill themselves to meet the ever-changing demands of business today.  The bursaries are awarded subject to certain conditions.


Applications are invited annually from 1st January onwards for the bursaries.  The amount of each bursary is €750.00 one-off.


Applications should be forwarded to:

General Secretary

Dairy Executives' Association

33 Kildare Street

Dublin 2

D02 YD95


Eligibility Criteria

1.      You must have been a paid-up Member of the Dairy Executives’ Association for a minimum of one year at time of application.

2.      Successful candidates will be expected to remain as Members of the Dairy Executives’ Association for at least five years after completion of chosen course.

3.      You are expected to complete the course of your choice on your own time, be it at weekends or nights.  The course being undertaken must have recognised accreditation.

4.      Shortlisted candidates may be called to interview by a Sub-Committee of the Central Executive Council.

5.      In your application, you must submit two referees (both must be DEA Members)

6.      A concise statement (two pages at most) as to why you need the funding and how you plan to use it must be submitted.


Application Procedure

1.      Applications can be submitted at any stage during the year.

2.      Only two bursaries will be awarded in any given calendar year.

3.      The bursary will consist of €750.00 paid in two stages:  €375.00 upon confirmation of enrolment on course and €375.00 upon receipt of evidence of successful completion of your course of study.


Terms and Conditions

1.      This is an internal DEA bursary scheme.

2.      All or any payment made will be at the discretion of the Central Executive Council

3.      The decision of the Central Executive Council on all matter relating to the scheme will be final

For more information on these bursaries, please contact the General Secretary, Matt Carroll, or the Assistant General Secretary, Ms. Sylvia Matthews, on 01-6761989