Killarney CU boost for third-level students
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.
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).