CREDIT UNION BURSARY AWARD : Congratulations to Lisa O’Reilly of Ballykeeffe, who has been selected as the worthy winner of the 2015 M.P.C.C. Credit Union Bursary Award. Introduced in 2012, M.P.C.C. Credit Union Ltd. offers a Third Level Education Bursary Award of €2,000 per annum for up to 4 years to the winning candidate.
This Award is not performance based (i.e. based on Leaving Certificate Results) and is awarded competitively on merit as determined by the MPCC Credit Union judging panel based on criteria which show the applicant’s efforts to actively participate in and improve their community or the lives of others.
Lisa is a former pupil of Salesian College, Pallaskenry and is currently studying in University of Limerick. Lisa is actively involved in her community as a Garda Reserve in Community Policing and also helps out with the Limerick Free Dinners Project. She has previously been acknowledged for her volunteer work when she was a finalist in the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards. As well as being active in her local community, Lisa has also volunteered in Africa and spent 6 months out there working with children in need.
MPCC Credit Union is a local community based organisation and hopefully the Bursary Award will encourage the credit union’s younger members to get actively involved in their community and improve the lives of others.