The long hours studying in the library, the hard work and the dedication are finally paying off - John Hume Credit Union Scholarship award winner
John Hume MEP, Nobel Peace Laureate, lent his name to the John Hume Scholarship at Waterford Institute of Technology. This scholarship is for a first year student on any undergraduate business course in the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology. The scholarship is paid over the duration of their undergraduate studies.
This scholarship is a great success and students are always very excited on receiving it.
This year’s scholarship was awarded to Justin Marshall Bachelor of Business (Honours) – WD 048 student. The scholarship was presented to Justin at the School of Business Recognition of Awards ceremony on Thursday 5 October, by Ms. Linda O’Kane on behalf of the combined Credit Unions in Waterford.
Justin, a past pupil of Mount Sion CBS, is now in his second year of his studies at WIT. When Justin graduates from his course at WIT, he hopes to go on to work in a management role in a multinational corporation and in the long term open his own business.
He explains what this achievement means to him:
“It means a lot to me and my family as it finally shows the long hours studying in the library, the hard work and the dedication throughout the year is finally paying off. Being recognised for my achievements is very rewarding and has motivated me to achieve my full potential.”
Worth €1,000 a year, the John Hume Combined Credit Union Scholarship is presented to the best applicant from a first year business programme in the School of Business. It is open to first year undergraduate business students. Applicants, or his/her parent/guardian must be a member of one the following credit unions. Lisduggan Credit Union, St Dominic Credit Union and Waterford Credit Union.