Scholarships

Scholarships

 

Link CU ScholarshipLINK CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP DRAW

Link Credit Union operates a Student Scholarship Scheme for members attending or commencing a full-time Third Level course. We will award Twenty 3rd Level Scholarships of €750 and the draw will take place at our A.G.M in December. The scholarship is an open draw, and is not based on academic achievement.

An extra Six draws will take place for an additional Six scholarships for any Student / Parent on behalf of a student, who took out an Educational Loan with Link Credit Union.

How do I enter?
Applicants must complete our Scholarship Application Form, which requires verification of their attendance at their relevant 3rd Level College. Application Forms are available from any of the four Link Credit Union offices: Kingscourt|Bailieborough|Moynalty|Mullagh from the 1st September each year or is available to download here.

I am a current Leaving Certificate student can I enter?
Yes but certain criteria applies:

  • You must be between 17 and 24 years of age on or before the 1st September of that year.
  • You must be an active member with Link Credit Union prior to 31st July of that year.
  • The applicant must be attending or commencing a full-time 3rd Level Course.
  • The applicant must intend to pursue or attend a course of study in a recognised Irish or European Third Level Institute.

I have previously won a Scholarship, Can I enter again the following year?
No, applications from previous winners will not be considered in the Scholarship Draw. However, any student/parent taking an Education Loan will be included in our additional draw of Six Scholarships – this draw can include previous winners.

How is the scholarship paid?
The Scholarship will be paid directly to the winning Students in a lump sum cheque of €750. Winning students will be contacted after the draws take place and they will be invited in to our offices on our presentation night in January to collect their Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP DRAW– RULES
In order to be eligible for the Third Level Scholarship Scheme; Applicants must be an active member with Link Credit Union Ltd prior to 31st July 2016.
Entrants must be between 17 and 24 years* of age    *On or before 1st September 2016
Applicants must be attending or commencing a full-time 3rd Level Course.
Anyone in receipt of sponsorship of a course by an employer or are earning an income connected to his/her course, from an employer, is not eligible to apply.
Applicants must complete the application form, which requires verification of their attendance at their relevant 3rd Level College. Note: Applications will not be entered for the draw if evidence is not returned with the application form.
No application will be considered from post-graduate students of previous winners of this Scheme.
Application forms are available from any of the Link Credit Union Offices: Kingscourt-Bailieborough-Moynalty from 1st September 2016.
Completed Applications form should be returned to any of our Offices by the closing date stated on the form. No Applications will be accepted after this date.
There will be 20 x €750 Scholarships available.
In the event of there being more applications than there are Scholarships available, all the qualifying names will go into a Lottery Draw which will take place at our A.G.M in December.
Students/Parents that draw down a Student Loan with Link Credit Union Ltd from 01st July – 01st December will be eligible to enter an additional draw. We have 6 more scholarships of €750 to be won in this extra draw.

Call our Office on 0429675000 for more information.

The decision of the Board of Directors will be final.

 

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