The Cost of Education
At Capital Credit Union we know that while college is a very exciting time in our members lives it can also be quite a large finical burden on many people. A recent report by Zurich showed that the cost of 3rd level education can cost as much as €14,553! This is when you consider costs such as student accommodation and transport costs.
As a financial co-operative, Capital Credit Union firmly believe that everyone who wants an education should have access to one and their financial situation shouldn’t be a barrier to this.
We Are Here To Help
That’s why Capital Credit Union are delighted to announce that we have increased the pot for our Higher Education Scholarship draw to €25,000. This means we will be giving away 15 x €1,500 and 5 x €500 so we can eliminate some of the barriers to education for more of our young members.
In addition to the Scholarship draw, Capital Credit Union offer great value student loans to help with any other college expenses. Over 90% of our loans are approved along with flexible repayment options and no penalties for early repayments.
How Does It Work?
The €1,500 Scholarship is for those in a Level 7 or higher whilst the €500 Scholarship is for those in Levels 5/6 – the full terms and conditions can be found here. The difference in the Scholarship amounts is to reflect the difference in the cost of the course fees.
This means any full-time higher education student that is studying from a PLC to a PhD can now apply for our scholarship draw as long as they are also a member. To become a member, you must be living, working or studying in our catchment area.
Some examples of colleges in our catchment area include Trinity College Dublin, UCD, RCSI and DBS as well as many others. To find out if your college is in our catchment area, get in touch with Capital Credit Union today.
How To Enter?
If you are interested in applying for the Scholarship, see the link below for additional information. Applications can be submitted online but you will need proof of study along with being a member of Capital Credit Union. The closing date for applications is the 14th of October.