Killarney Credit Union made a cheque presentation to the lucky winners of the Third Level Educational Bursary Award at a function at in the Beech Road office on Saturday 1st October.
The winners of the bursary were Shane Howe, Irene Horan, Brendan Wall and Claire Cronin who each received an award for €1,000.00 each.
Speaking about the awards, Joy Clifford Vaughan, Youth Officer, Killarney Credit Union stated “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 also wish all those that applied continued success in their studies”.
Nearly 60 applications were received for the awards and applications were open for those who are attending third level for the first time and members of Killarney Credit Union.
The winning students were Shane Howe from Spa who is studying Early Childcare Care and Education in the Institute of Technology Tralee, Irene Horan from Muckross who is studying a BA International in UCC and Claire Cronin from Clonkeen who is studying BSc (Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences in UCC. Brendan Wall from Headford who is studying Software Development in Limerick Institute of Technology.
“Supporting education is very important to us in the credit union and we have given out €12,000 to date to students attending third level through our involvement in the bursary award” stated Pat Delaney, Chairman, Killarney Credit Union.
Irene Horan, Claire Cronin, Brendan Wall, Pat Delaney, KCC, Joy Clifford, KCC (missing from photo - Shane Howe)