Scholarship Draw 2019

Scholarship Draw 2019

Thursday, November, 14th, 2019 in Credit Union News

ENNISCORTHY CREDIT UNION held the annual scholarship draw on Tuesday November 12th at the Riverside Park Hotel.  With a huge entry of 79 Third Level and PLC students and a scholarship fund of €9,000, the room was buzzing with excitement about who would be the favoured ones on the night.

Liam Waters who acted as MC introduced Nick Cosgrave, Chairman of Enniscorthy Credit Union. Nick spoke about the cost of third level education and how in Ireland over 90% of parents help with the cost of this education and the strain it can take on every family. To offer support to our student members and their families, the board decided back in 1994 that it would be a good idea to put some money towards a third level scholarship.  In the last 25 years Enniscorthy Credit Union have awarded over €115,000 in total towards the education of young people in our community. This year €9,000 will be awarded to 10 students which will help them financially for the year ahead.

Nick pledged Enniscorthy Credit Unions commitment to its members and Education, he highlighted the fact that Enniscorthy Credit Union have given over €1 million in Education loans to 238 members in the last 12 months. We are one of the largest Education lenders in the area with a very attractive special rate for Education loans.

Michael Brennan PC made sure that proceedings were correct and proper and with much fanfare the following winners were drawn from the drum.



1ST         €1,500.00             Clodagh Ryan                  Monagear (3 x €1,500)

2ND       €1,000.00             Saoirse Hughes               Clonroche

3RD        €500.00                Darryl Murphy               Foulksmills

4TH        €500.00                Gemma Murphy             Enniscorthy

5TH        €500.00                Luke Harrington             Enniscorthy

6TH        €500.00                Declan Cullen                  Caim


1ST         €1,000.00             Kevin Deering                  Enniscorthy

2nd        €500.00                 Ciara Kelly                        Bree


2017 3rd year    €1,500.00        Fergal Grannell        Ballymurn

2018 2nd year   €1,500.00        Conor Hearne           Curracloe

Previous winner Fergal Grannell of Ballymurn has just entered 3rd year in Queens University Belfast as an undergraduate Medical Student.  His cheque for €1,500 was collected by his Mother Stella.  Last year’s winner Conor Hearne of Curracloe has just started 2nd year in DCU studying for his Bachelor of Arts and is doing very well there according to his Mother Dympna who collected his cheque for €1,500.