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Reach Programme

To increase participation rates at third level education by students experiencing long term disadvantage and who have the ability to succeed academically but lack the necessary socio-economic and cultural  supports and encouragement.

WIT will make 20 places available for REACH participants.  Successful applicants will receive support in the form of an induction course, additional tutorials, mentoring and educational guidance.  Financial assistance may be given towards books, travel, childcare and other expenses.

Applications will only be considered from students who have submitted an application for a WIT course through the Central Applications Office (CAO) and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applicant is in State care (e.g. foster/residential/ward of court/under care of HSE) 

  • Applicant is a single parent with no support from  immediate family

  • Applicant is a young carer

  • Applicant’s family is a member of an ethnic minority (where English is not the first language)

  • Appliciant/Applicant’s family is a member of other minority groupings (e.g. traveller community or of traveller extraction, LGBT)

  • Other extenuating circumstances (e.g. applicant’s suitability has been flagged by the School Care team [1] (or equivalent); applicant’s family is on the School Completion Programme target list; applicant’s family income is very low)

1 The structure of the School Care teams can vary but generally consist of the school principal and/or deputy principal, the guidance counsellor, member of the special needs team, school chaplain and the HSCL teacher. (See NEPS continuum of support guidelines 2010 2.1.5 pg. 19)

Applicants must:

  • Have applied for a course in WIT by 1st February through the CAO 
  • Attain the minimum entry requirements for the course applied for as outlined in the prospectus  AND
  • Make an application to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a Higher Education grant and must be eligible for the Free Fees Initiative (see http://www.studentfinance.ie)
  • Must be a student attending one of the secondary schools in the South East (see http://www.wit.ie/reach)

From those qualified Waterford Institute of Technology will then select the successful candidates based on their application forms and their school references.

If the list of eligible schools is not visible below click here to view

County Name School Name Address 1 Address 2
Carlow St Mary's Academy CBS Station Rd Carlow
Carlow St Mary's Knockbeg College Knockbeg Carlow
Carlow St. Leo's College Convent Of Mercy Dublin Road, Carlow
Carlow Presentation College Askea Carlow
Carlow Presentation/De La Salle College Royal Oak Road Muine Bheag, Carlow
Carlow Borris Vocational School Borris Carlow
Carlow Coláiste Eoin Hacketstown Carlow
Carlow Carlow Vocational School Kilkenny Road Carlow
Carlow Vocational School Muine Bheag Muine Bheag Carlow
Carlow Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach Easca Carlow
Carlow Tullow Community School The Mullawn Tullow, Carlow
Kilkenny Coláiste Eamann Rís Callan Kilkenny
Kilkenny St. Brigid's College Callan

Kilkenny

Kilkenny Meánscoil na mBráithre Criostaí Sráid Shéamais Kilkenny
Kilkenny St Kieran's College Secondary School College Rd, kIlkenny
Kilkenny Kilkenny College Castlecomer Road Kilkenny
Kilkenny Loreto Secondary School Granges Road Kilkenny
Kilkenny Presentation Secondary School Loughboy Kilkenny
Kilkenny Scoil Aireagail Ballyhale Kilkenny
Kilkenny Duiske College Graignamanagh Kilkenny
Kilkenny Coláiste Mhuire

Johnstown

Via Thurles,Kilkenny 

Kilkenny Colaiste Pobal Osrai New Street Kilkenny
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Vocational School New Street Kilkenny
Kilkenny Coláiste Cois Siúire Mooncoin Kilkenny
Kilkenny Grennan College Ladywell St Thomastown, Kilkenny
Kilkenny Abbey Community College Abbey Rd Ferrybank, Waterford
Kilkenny Community School Castlecomer Kilkenny
Tipperary N.R. Presentation Secondary School Ballingarry Thurles, Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Thurles, Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. St. Joseph's C.B.S Summerhill Nenagh, Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. St Mary's Secondary School Nenagh Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. St. Mary's Secondary School Newport Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Cistercian College Roscrea Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. C.B.S. Thurles Rossa St Thurles,Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Presentation Secondary School Thurles Tipperary
Tipperary N.R.  Ursuline Secondary School Thurles Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Borrisokane Community College Borrisokane Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Nenagh Vocational School Dromin Road Nenagh, Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. St Joseph's College Newport Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Colaiste Mhuire Co-Ed Castlemeadows Thurles, Tipperary
Tipperary N.R. Colaiste Phobál Ros Cré Corville Rd Roscrea, Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. C.B.S. Carrick-On-Suir  Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Scoil Mhuire Greenhill Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Rockwell College Cashel  Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Ardscoil na mBráithre Clonmel  Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Loreto Secondary School Coleville Rd. Clonmel Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Presentation Secondary School Clonmel Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Patrician Presentation Rocklow Rd. Fethard, Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. The Abbey School Station Road Tipperary Town, Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. St. Anne's Secondary School Convent Of Mercy Rosanna Road, TippTown
Tipperary S.R. Comeragh College Greenside Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. Scoil Ruain Killenaule Thurles, Tipperary
Tipperary S.R. St. Alibe's School Rosanna Road Tipperary Town
Tipperary S.R. Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cashel Road Cahir,Tipperary 
Tipperary S.R. Cashel Community School Dualla Road Cashel, Tipperary 
Waterford City C.B.S. Mount Sion Waterford Barrack Street, Waterford 
Waterford City Waterpark College Park Road Waterford
Waterford City De La Salle College Newtown Waterford
Waterford City Presentation Secondary School Waterford Waterford
Waterford City Mercy Secondary School Ozanam St. Waterford
Waterford City St Angela's Ursuline Convent Waterford
Waterford City Newtown School Waterford Waterford
Waterford City St Paul's Community College Browne's Road Waterford
Waterford City Gaelcholaiste Phortlairge Bishop's Court Ballygunner, Waterford 
Waterford County Scoil na mBraithre Dungarvan Waterford
Waterford County St Augustines College Abbeyside Dungarvan, Waterford 
Waterford County

Ard Scoil na nDeise

Convent Rd

Dungarvan, Waterford 
Waterford County

Ardscoil na Mara

Ballycarne

Tramore, Waterford
Waterford County

Coláiste Chathail Naofa

Youghal Rd

Dungarvan, Waterford

Waterford County

St Declan's Community College

Kilmacthomas

Co Waterford

Waterford County

Meánscoil San Nioclás

Rinn O gCuanach

Co Waterford
Waterford County

Blackwater Community School

Lismore

Co Waterford

Wexford

F.C.J.  Secondary School

Bunclody

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Wexford

St. Mary's C.B.S.

Millpark Road

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Wexford

Coláiste Bride

Enniscorthy

Co Wexford

Wexford

CBS Secondary School

Mountgarrett

New Ross, Co Wexford

Wexford

Good Counsel College

New Ross

Co Wexford

Wexford

St. Mary's Secondary School

Irishtown

New Ross, Co Wexford 

Wexford

Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School

Rosbercon

New Ross, Co Wexford 

Wexford

Christian Brothers Secondary School

Thomas St

Co Wexford

Wexford 

St Peter's College

Secondary School

Summerhill, Co Wexford

Wexford

Loreto Secondary School

Spawell Road

Co Wexford

Wexford

Presentation Secondary School

Grogan's Road

Co Wexford

Wexford

Coláiste Abbain

Adamstown

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Wexford

Bridgetown Vocational College

Bridgetown

Co Wexford

Wexford

Vocational College Bunclody

Bunclody

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

Wexford

Selskar College Vocational School

Enniscorthy

Co Wexford

Wexford

Colaiste an Atha

Kilmuckridge

Co Wexford

Wexford

New Ross Vocational College

New Ross

Co Wexford

Wexford

Wexford Vocational College

Westgate

Co Wexford

Wexford

Ramsgrange Community School

Ramsgrange

New Ross, Co Wexford

Wexford

Gorey Community School

Esmonde Street

Gorey,  Co Wexford

Wexford

Meanscoil Gharman

Brownswood

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford


Information for Students

If you are interested in making an application for the Reach programme, please contact your guidance counsellor or school principal.

Information for Schools: