€4,000 giveaway in Third Level Educational Bursary Award Scheme
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 19th October.
The winners of the bursary were Lucia Hurmson, Oran O Donoghue, Ellen O Sullivan and Rebecca O Sullivan who each received an award for €1,000.00 each.
Speaking about the awards, Karena McCarthy, Youth & Marketing Officer, Killarney Credit Union stated “This year, we had over 65 applicants for our Third Level Bursary Award. 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”.
The bursary award was open for those who are attending third level for the first time and members of Killarney Credit Union. Mature students and those attending college abroad were eligible to apply.
The winning students were Lucia Hurmson from Kilcummin who is studying Social Care in IT Tralee, Oran O Donoghue from Loreto Road who is studying Biotechnology in NUIG, Ellen O Sullivan from Cahersiveen who is studying Food Science and Nutrition in University of Limerick and Rebecca O Sullivan from Kenmare who is studying Nutrition and Health in CIT.
Karena added “Supporting education is very important to us in the credit union and we have given out €24,000 to date to students attending third level through our involvement in the bursary award”.
Rebecca O Sullivan from Kenmare Ellen O Sullivan, Cian O Donoghue and Lucia Hurmson