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Now in its fifth year, the Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship is a fully paid scholarship for a place on the MFA in Playwriting degree at The Lir Academy. You can see more details on the course here.

In order to apply for the scholarship, applicants must be

* Qualified to degree level

* Resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and a 45 minute play (reading time) to with the subject line Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship by Friday, 2nd April 2021.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an online interview.

The Lir Academy would like to express our gratitude to Janet and James Curley for their continued support of this scholarship. The Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship is named after Janet’s mother. To read more about the life and legacy of Patricia Leggett, please click here