Third Level Bursary
Third Level Bursary
The Carmel Whelan Memorial Bursary was designed to support one of our members entering a full-time, third level degree course. The course must be at level 7 (ordinary degree) or above. Members must be entering first year of a three year course or second year of a four year course. The member must have an active credit union account with at least four deposits to their account in the year of application.Download Form
This is a straight draw between all eligible* members and does not depend on academic achievement. The draw is open to members who are school-leavers and to members taking a degree programme as a mature student (if this is their first time to take up third level education).
The bursary is for €4,500 payable in three instalments of €1,500 over three years. The student should attain good results and provide proof of progression into the next year to drawdown the year 2 and year 3 bursary payments.
Application forms for the bursary draw in 2023 will be available from mid-August 2023. The closing date for 2023 applications will be Saturday October 14th. Proof of course acceptance and details of the course should accompany applications for them to be considered.
*Eligibility for the draw is strictly subject to the rules. The full set of rules is available on the application form.
Bursary draw Winners
Winner of the 2022 Bursary draw
Congratulations to Megan Quinn. Megan is studying Early childhood care & Education at TU Dublin. Best wishes with your studies Megan.
Winner of the 2021 Bursary draw
Congratulations to Aoife Byrne (L). Aoife is studying Biochemistry in Queens University in Belfast.
Winner of the 2020 Bursary draw
Congratulations to Cormac Sharkey who is studying Engineering in Trinity College. Cormac is a past pupil of Adamstown Community College.
Winner of the 2019 Bursary draw
Congratulations to Amanda Nolan winner of the 2019 bursary. Amanda was studying for a degree in Social Care from Tallaght IT.
Winner of the 2018 Bursary draw
Kevin Doyle won the bursary in 2018. He was undertaking a degree in Sports Management and Coaching in IT, Blanchardstown.
Winner of the 2017 Bursary draw
Emma Doran won the Bursary in 2017. She studied nursing in Trinity College
Winner of the 2016 Bursary draw
Daire MacGabhann was the winner of the 2016 bursary. Daire was studying for a Bachelors degree in Commerce in UCD.
Winner of the 2015 Bursary draw
Claire D’Arc is a past pupil of St. Josephs College in Lucan. She was undertaking a business degree in IT, Blanchardstown.
Winner of the 2014 Bursary draw
Niamh Williams is a past pupil of King’s Hospital secondary school. She was studying physiotherapy at Northumberland University in the UK.
Winner of the 2013 Bursary draw
Alan Shannon is a past pupil of Lucan Community College. He was undertaking a degree in timber product technology in Bolton Street Tech.
Carmel was a founding member of Lucan District Credit Union in 1968. She served on the board of the credit union, in various capacities, for 5 years. In 1973 she became the first full-time manager of the credit union.
During her time with the credit union Carmel saw much change with the rapid growth of Lucan itself and the growth in membership. She oversaw the introduction of the first computer system for the credit union in 1986.
Carmel was dedicated to the credit union movement and to the development of Lucan District Credit Union for 24 years.