Seven Students Receive Cara Credit Union Educational Awards

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Mary J Leen, Tralee, award recipient.

CARA Credit Union have awarded €10,500 to seven third level students in recent weeks.

Each year Cara Credit Union open their Dan Kellegher Educational Awards. Five awards, of €1,500 each, are gifted to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least 2 years’ duration and the two Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards, each to the value of €1,500, are open to post-graduates in a full or part-time course of at least 1 years’ duration.

The winners of the education awards were Lucy O’Donnell from Killorglin, Jamie Lee from Ballyheigue, Padraig White from Tralee, Sarah O’Shea from Killorglin and Fergal O’Brien from Blennerville.

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The winners of the Dan Kellegher awards were Edward Hanlon and Mary J Leen both from Tralee.

Siobhan Donnelly, Marketing & Development Manager of Cara Credit Union, said; “We understand the college years are a very expensive time and often place a huge financial burden on students and their families. While our education awards don’t solve the problem, they do go some way towards easing the financial pressure.

The seven winners of the Educational Awards. From top; Fergal O’Brien, Edward Hanlon, Sarah O’Shea, Padraig White, Mary J Leen, Lucy O’Donnell and Jamie Lee.

In the last two years, we have expanded our student offering. Students can now access Cara Credit Union from anywhere in the world. With our globally accepted Mastercard debit card, you  can now access your credit union account from any ATM, in any store and online.

We also have a very competitive student loan, with flexible repayments.  If you are thinking of going back to college, doing an apprenticeship  or starting college for the first time, you can apply for a great value student loan online, by phone or in-person. If you are not yet a member, you can join online.”

Applications for the 2022 Education and Dan Kellegher Awards will open on August 1st 2022. To enter visit .

For further information on Cara Credit Union’s Current Account and Student Loans go to their website or call them on 066 712 2373. Cara Credit Union has branches in Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin, Causeway and Ballyduff.

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