NUI Maynooth provides special access to its Rugby Performance Centre to exceptional rugby players who are enrolled at the university. This is made possible through its rugby scholarship programme. It is a non-monetary award that aims to enhance and strengthen the skills of players. Students benefit from interacting with like-minded players and highly trained coaches. They also receive guidance to improve their skills.
Recipients of the scholarship are chosen to play in matches throughout the country and compete for the All Ireland title, alongside their club participation.