Kerry company – Monex Financial Services – creates scholarship to send Killarney students to University College Cork

21 April 2017
By David O’Sullivan
david@TheCork.ie

Monex Financial Services has announced details of a new scholarship program created to support Killarney Leaving Cert students accepted to third level studies at Cork University Business School (CUBS) at University College Cork (UCC).

The scholarship will offer financial assistance to facilitate progression through third level studies, and students from the three Killarney schools, demonstrating academic commitment and dedication to their studies, are invited to apply.

Frank Murphy, owner and founder of Monex commented “Over the last number of years I’ve had the pleasure of delivering lectures to the CUBS student body and engaging with the faculty in my role as adjunct Professor. I’m very impressed not only with the education standard and syllabus in respect of current business trends but also the interest displayed for the student’s well-being. UCC is my alma mater so perhaps I am possibly a little biased!”

Successful applicants accepting a CUBS course could receive funding of up to €3,000 per student, per annum.

Speaking at the launch, Ciaran Murphy, Dean of Cork University Business School said “Our students and, indeed, faculty are extremely fortunate that Frank Murphy, Adjunct Professor in CUBS, has so willingly agreed to offer his vast experience and expertise to them. We have all benefited from Frank’s wisdom, practical advice and generosity of spirit. We truly value and appreciate the relationship with Monex and look forward to welcoming students from the schools in Killarney as they embark on their studies with us in Cork University Business School. We commend Monex for their support to local second level students in Killarney.”

Stella Loughnane Principal Killarney Community College, Michael Leahy Accounting and Business Head St. Brendan’s College Killarney, Prof Ciaran Murphy Dean of Cork University Business School, UCC, Frank Murphy, CEO Monex Financial Services, Roisin Moore Principal St. Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School and Patricia Lynch Director BIS Placement Program UCC pictured at the launch of the Monex Scholarship Program at UCC. The scholarship will offer financial support to Leaving Cert students from three Killarney schools, who are accepted to Cork University Business School (CUBS) courses in UCC. Scholarship applications will commence mid-August, 2017.

The new scholarship program is welcomed by the three Killarney secondary schools which are eligible. Killarney Community College Principal, Stella Loughnane said “Killarney Community College has a long established tradition of educational endeavours with UCC and this further enforces the relationship.”

The scholarship program will be promoted to students in-house by the school’s career guidance team. “This support funding can make a major difference to a student moving away from home to begin university life” remarked Sean Coffee, Principal of St. Brendan’s College.

In addition to their application, students will submit an essay outlining their suitability for the Scholarship and the impact participating at CUBS will have on their academic ambitions.

“The fact that the scholarship is funded by a local financial services company reinforces the belief that success is possible with hard work, dedication and the right opportunities” commented Róisín Moore, Principal, St. Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School.

2017 scholarship applications will begin following the 1st round of CAO offers, mid-August 2017 and remain open until October 18th when CAO offer season ends.

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