Dáil Éireann - Volume 596 - 26 January, 2005
Written Answers. - Higher Education Grants.
Ms O’Sullivan Ms O’Sullivan
1102. Ms O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Education and Science if she will take action to an e-mail she received from persons (details supplied) in County Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1248/05]
Ms Hanafin Ms Hanafin
Ms Hanafin: The decision on eligibility for third level grants is a matter for the relevant local authority or vocational education committee who administer the terms of the various student maintenance grant schemes under the aegis of my Department. These bodies do not refer individual applications to my Department except, in exceptional cases, where, for example, advice or instruction regarding a particular clause in the relevant scheme is desired.
My Department understands from officials at County Galway vocational education committee, the body responsible for assessing the application in this instance, that they had been in communication with the candidate’s mother with regard to the documents required to accompany the official grant application. A letter has issued to the candidate confirming his eligibility to the maintenance grant under the provisions of the vocational education committee scholarship scheme.
Dáil Éireann 596 Written Answers. Higher Education Grants.