Application Deadline has passed, we are no longer accepting any applications. Thank You to those who have submitted their application. The recipient of the bursary will be announced later in June.
Dry Stone Canada and Dry Stone Walling Association of Ireland are happy to announce that the 2022 Ireland Canada scholarship is open for applications. One person from Ireland and one person from Canada will be selected for the bursary. Each person will spend two weeks on the others country.
This is an exciting opportunity to improve your dry stone walling skills by learning from some of the best dry stone wallers in our respective countries and participating in both the Dry Stone Canada Symposium (September 23-25TH, 2022) on Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada, and the Feile na gCloch Dry Stone Festival on Inis Oirr, County Galway, Ireland (September 15th to 18th, 2022 DATES TO BE CONFIRMED)
For our Dry Stone Canada applicants, we are offering a scholarship to Ireland from September 2022 and for our DSWAI applicants, we are offering a scholarship from September, 2022
What you will receive:
- Participation in both festivals (fees paid)
- Hands on training with a few local wallers
- Your plane ticket
- Accommodation covered while at the festival
- A stipend to cover your food and accommodation on your days off
What is expected of you:
- A presentation at either festival or symposium telling attendees about who you are, and your connection to dry stone walling
- Volunteering at 3 workshops in your home country
- Volunteering at the festival/ symposium in both your home and host country
- In Ireland, a write up of your experience for DSWAI newsletter/website/forum and in Canada, a blog post for our website
- Attending both festival and symposium and exchange training opportunities
- Enough money to cover any unforeseen costs
- Personal travel insurance
- An up to date passport
- A genuine desire to actively participate in your home dry stone walling association
For more information and to apply, please send your resume along with a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate for this exchange. Please let us know of any special needs that you might have to make this opportunity possible for you. We are open to all levels of walling and encouraging those with less experience to apply as an opportunity to have a memorable experience and learn the skills needed to further your dry stone walling future.
APPLICATIONS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO MEMBERS ONLY UNTIL MAY 31, 2022 AT MIDNIGHT.
Submit application or if you have questions about the bursary please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Title email: Ireland Canada Scholarship