Performance Development Scholarship


LOETB has commenced a PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIP to assist defray expenses associated with a student's first year of enhanced performance development after leaving an LOETB school or training facility. It is envisaged that scholarship finance may be used to defray costs associated with the course/ performance development being undertaken.


This scheme is designed to focus specifically on assisting students engaged in performance development only, constrained by the understanding that performance, by its nature, is understood to be the development of a physical skill. This increases dexterity in the delivery of a physical action/interaction of the human body and may occur with or without the use of external tools, implements and/or instruments. Examples of such performance may include (but are not limited to) artists, musicians, dancers, performance artists, craftspeople and/or athletes.


LOETB is proposing to make available 10 x once-off individual scholarships of €1,000 each, payable at the end of the first year of performance development, when the required criteria of the training institution has been met or exceeded. LOETB will provide a letter of comfort to the learner/student at the start of the year that the scholarship will be paid when set criteria have been met.

Nature of Assistance:

It is envisaged that scholarship finance may be used to offset costs associated with the course/performance development being undertaken.  

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be/recently (within 3 years of leaving an LOETB facility) have been learners/students within the LOETB scheme at the time of application for the scholarship. Additionally, training institutions will be required to be recognised by LOETB as an official training provider.

Application Process:

Learners/students will complete the required application form and submit for consideration by an external review panel. The review panel will consist of the Chair of LOETB and two external experts. Where there is a large number of applicants the review panel reserve the right to call applicants for a short interview and/or brief performance of their skill(s) to be developed.

Download the Performance Development Scholarship application form or alternatively, complete an online application.

Future Commitments:

It is an expected condition for successful applicants that LOETB will use their image through photographs, videos and/or graphics on any and all media platforms in use by LOETB at that time, or in the future, for the promotion of the Scholarship Programme and the organisation. Additionally, recipients will be expected to acknowledge in an appropriate manner, the support provided by LOETB through this scholarship programme. All personal data provided as part of the entry conditions of the competition will be retained by LOETB for 12 months after the closing date of the competition and used only for the purposes outlined above. Engagement in a review process for the purposes of programme evaluation is a condition of acceptance of a scholarship.


The external review panel will undertake an assessment of the effectiveness of the scholarship programme at the end of year one. This will inform the future direction of the scholarship programme.

Closing Date:

Closing date for application is Friday, 18th November 2022.

Application Form:




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