Student Bursary Awards 2017
The winners of Newington Credit Union and Newington Housing Association’s student bursaries attended an awards evening in Newington Credit Union on Thursday, 12th October 2017.
The annual Student Bursary Scheme, which has been delivered in partnership by both organisations for several years, is aimed at providing financial assistance to young adults and mature students who have recently committed to undertake a third level/higher level course or vocation.
Overall, thirteen lucky recipients received individual bursaries of £400.
Ten of the awards were sponsored by Newington Credit Union, whilst the remaining three were sponsored by Newington Housing.
Mr Barney Devenny from NCU, Mr Sean McKenna, Chair of NHA and the newly appointed principle of Belfast Royal Academy, Mrs Hilary Woods were present to distribute the awards to the successful candidates.
Newington Housing and Newington Credit Union wish to express our delight in receiving such a strong initial interest in the scheme and for us to be in a position to award this targeted financial support to the successful candidates.
We sincerely hope our financial contribution provides all the recipients with some meaningful support during the current academic year and looking ahead, we wish them every success in achieving their own personal educational aspirations.
Newington Housing wishes to extend our gratitude to our partner organisation, Newington Credit Union, for their continued support and for the role they play in delivering essential services to our tenants and other residents, locally.
Both NCU and NHA are fully committed to delivering this type of scheme, or other local initiatives, which assist in increasing local educational attainment levels or which help enhance local people’s lives in general.
Finally, we would like to wish Hilary every success in her new role and express our appreciation for her attendance at the event.