Bright spark An­drew scoops im­por­tant Monex back­ing

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AN­DREW Quin­li­van is the re­cip­i­ent of the 2019 Monex Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram. The UCC com­merce stu­dent is a for­mer pupil of St Bren­dan’s Col­lege, Kil­lar­ney, one of three local schools in the Kil­lar­ney area in line for the an­nual award – St Brigid’s Pre­sen­ta­tion Sec­ondary School and Kil­lar­ney Com­mu­nity Col­lege be­ing the other schools.

It is de­signed to iden­tify students who dis­play aca­demic com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to their stud­ies and­fa­cil­i­tates the stu­dent’s pro­gres­sion to a full-time un­der­grad­u­ate study at a UCC CUBS (Cork Uni­ver­sity Busi­ness School) course. Each school has played an im­por­tant role in pro­mot­ing the pro­gram to their fifth- and sixth-year students and as­sist­ing the eval­u­a­tion process.

In his role as UCC Ad­junct Pro­fes­sor, Monex CEO Frank Mur­phy en­gages with the CUBS fac­ulty and stu­dent body. This in­volve­ment in­spired the con­cept to ini­ti­ate a schol­ar­ship pro­gram.

“The cost of sup­port­ing a stu­dent in col­lege can be a ma­jor bur­den for their fam­i­lies,” said Mr Mur­phy.

“We hope our Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram can as­sist to al­le­vi­ate some fi­nan­cial con­cerns and al­low students to fo­cus on their de­gree. It’s been very en­cour­ag­ing to wit­ness the pos­i­tive at­ti­tude of the schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ents to date and to en­counter their de­ter­mi­na­tion, work ethic and ded­i­ca­tion.”

Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

CEO Monex Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices Frank Mur­phy pre­sent­ing the Monex Schol­ar­ship UCC Award to win­ner An­drew Quin­li­van from Kil­lar­ney with (left) teacher Mike Leahy; par­ents Clare and Con Quin­li­van; and Prin­ci­pal Sean Cof­fey at St Bren­dan’s Col­lege, Kil­lar­ney.

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