Kil­lar­ney CU boost for third-level stu­dents

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS - By FER­GUS DEN­NEHY with Kevin Hughes 066 7145546 khughes@ker­ry­man.ie

FOUR lucky third level stu­dents from Kerry were last week­end pre­sented with a cheque of €1,000 each, cour­tesy of the Kil­lar­ney Credit Union and the Third Level Ed­u­ca­tional Bur­sary Award.

Empty wal­lets are an un­wanted sta­ple of stu­dent life, but for these four stu­dents, the funds from the Credit Union will def­i­nitely help.

The win­ners of the bur­sary were Mary Mur­phy from Kil­cum­min who is cur­rently study­ing ed­u­ca­tion at Mary Im­mac­u­late Col­lege. Paul My­ers from Bar­ley­mount who is study­ing Com­puter Sci­ence in CIT, Emily Cronin from She­heree, Kil­lar­ney who is study­ing Busi­ness in Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick. and An­drew Law Braney from Ken­mare who is study­ing Art in Lim­er­ick School of Art and De­sign.

The sub­stan­tial fi­nan­cial awards were pre­sented to the stu­dents at a func­tion at the Kil­lar­ney Credit Union’s of­fice on Beech Road last Satur­day Oc­to­ber 6.

“This year, we have had the high­est amount of ap­pli­cants for our Third Level Bur­sary Award and in light of the in­creas­ing costs of at­tend­ing third level, we are de­lighted to sup­port these first year stu­dents as they be­gin their aca­demic jour­ney and we also wish all those that ap­plied con­tin­ued suc­cess in their stud­ies,” said Joy Clif­ford Vaughan, Youth Of­fi­cer, Kil­lar­ney Credit Union.

“Sup­port­ing stu­dents and their ed­u­ca­tion at all ages is very im­por­tant to us here in the Kil­lar­ney Credit Union,” said Pat Shee­han, the Chair­man at Kil­lar­ney Credit Union, speak­ing about the awards.

“We have given out €20,000 to date to stu­dents at­tend­ing third level through our in­volve­ment in the bur­sary award,” he said.

Photo by Ea­monn Keogh.

An­drew LawBraney, Paul My­ers, Mary Mur­phy and Emily Cronin, re­cip­i­ents of the Kil­lar­ney Credit Union Third Level Bur­sary Award 2018, with He­len Court­ney Power (Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer Kil­lar­ney Credit Union) Pat Shee­han, (Chair­man, Kil­lar­ney Credit Union) and Joy Clif­fordVaughan (Youth De­vel­op­ment Of­fi­cer, Kil­lar­ney Credit Union).

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