Tipperary Credit Union would like to thank everyone who attended our prize giving ceremony for the Credit Union Art Competition and the John Gaynor Scholarship Scheme on Tuesday the 13th of November. There was a great turn out for what was a fantastic night.
Tipperary Credit Union has a very proactive Youth Committee which is made up of staff and volunteers who give up their free time to create and promote credit union initiatives amongst our younger members. We are very passionate about Tipperary Credit Union and know how important it is to ensure that the young people in our locality know the benefits of being a credit union member. As a result of this we have set-up various initiatives that we run throughout the school year to promote the credit union amongst primary and secondary schools. We know how important it is to educate and support them and we do this through various initiatives and projects such as:
- Our Beanie Savings Club
- School Quiz
- John Gaynor Memorial Student Scholarship Scheme
- 5 Transition Year Bursaries worth €500 each
- Digital Media Competition students are asked to create 30 – 60 second adverts and must then promote it on social media.
- At Tipperary Credit Union we are also mindful of the expense of sending a child to Primary, Secondary and Third Level Education and have education loans specifically for that purpose.
Now in it’s 35th year, the Credit Union Art Competition is a household name. The talent & colour on show each year displays the dedication to Art by all participants. This inclusive competition encourages participants of any age to create a masterpiece and looking around the room tonight we can see that we have some very talented artists on our hands.
There are three stages to the Art Competition first stage local sage where credit unions select their winners, second stage winners from stage one move forward to Chapter level representing their local credit union and the third stage is National level.
The theme for this year’s Art Competition was Force of Nature and we would like to thank everybody who submitted a poster this year there was a very high volume of entries from Tipperary and Limerick and the standard was extremely high. We would like to thank the parents and teachers for encouraging the students in participating.
Age 7 Years & Under
|1st Prize||Ciara Hyland||St Josephs NS|
|2nd Prize||Fía Sexton||Lisvernane NS|
|3rd Prize||Cillian Pearl||Shronell NS|
|Highly Recommended||Chloe O’ Brien||Anacarty NS|
Age 8 to 10 Years
|1st Prize||Benjamin Franklin||Shronell NS|
|2nd Prize||Brandon Doran||Mount Bruis NS|
|3rd Prize||Jamie Byrnes||Cullen NS|
|Highly Recommended||Emer Maher||Milford NS|
Age 11 to 13 Years
|1st Prize||Emmett Roche||Doon CBS|
|2nd Prize||Aisling O’Donnell||St Annes Secondary School|
|3rd Prize||Charlotte Browne||St Annes Secondary School|
|Highly Recommended||Eabha Byrnes||St Annes Secondary School|
Age 14 to 17 Years
|1st Prize||Nicola Bzdok||St Annes Secondary School|
|2nd Prize||Leah Mullally||St Annes Secondary School|
|3rd Prize||Jasmin O’Dwyer||St Annes Secondary School|
Age 18 Years & Over
|1st Prize||Marta Lewandowska||St Annes Secondary School|
|2nd Prize||Evelyn Gherbelan||St Annes Secondary School|
Adult Special Category
|1st Prize||Paddy Foley||Moorehaven Centre|
|2nd Prize||Michelle Conroy||Moorehaven Centre|
|3rd Prize||Joey Maher||Moorehaven Centre|
|Highly Recommended||Mary Treacy||Moorehaven Centre|
John Gaynor Memorial Student Scholarship Scheme
In 2001 Tipperary Credit Union introduced its first Student Scholarship Scheme as scholarship scheme for members entering the first year of a recognised Third Level or Post Leaving Cert course. The scholarship is an open draw, and is not based on academic achievement. Since its introduction in 2001 17 young people have won the scholarship which is worth up to €6,000 each. The winning students have benefited massively from receiving the scholarship and Tipperary Credit Union are delighted to have been in a position help them achieve their academic goals. We would like to thank all the students who took the time to complete the schoarship application form and wish them all the best in their Third Level studies.
|Scholarship Winner||Oisin Tierney||Doon, Co. Limerick|
|iPad Winner||Tom Power||Lattin, Co. Tipperary|