Sending Killarney students to UCC is good business

Frank Murphy, Monex, (second from right) at the launch of the initiative at UCC with Michael Leahy Accounting and Business Head, St Brendan’s College, Roisín Moore Principal, St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School and Stella Loughnane, Principal, Killarney Community College

STUDENTS from Killarney who are accepted to study business at University College Cork could be eligible for scholarships worth up to €3,000 thanks to a generous benefactor who runs a hugely successful worldwide enterprise from Killarney.

Monex Financial Services has announced details of a major new scholarship project to support Killarney Leaving Cert students accepted to third level studies at Cork University Business School in UCC.

It will offer financial assistance to facilitate progression through third level studies and students from the three Killarney secondary schools, who demonstrate academic commitment and dedication to their studies, are invited to apply.

Owner and founder of Monex, Frank Murphy, said he has had the pleasure of delivering lectures to the Cork University Business School student body and engaging with the faculty in his 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,” he said.

Speaking at the launch in UCC, Dean of Cork University Business School, Ciaran Murphy, Dean of Cork University Business School said students and the faculty are extremely fortunate that Frank Murphy has so willingly agreed to offer his vast experience and expertise to them.

Patricia Lynch, Director, BIS Placement Program UCC, Frank Murphy, CEO, Monex Financial Services and Prof Ciaran Murphy, Dean of Cork University Business School, UCC, pictured at the launch

“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,” he said.

The new scholarship project has been welcomed by Killarney Community College principal, Stella Loughnane and St Brigid’s Presentation principal Roisín Moore who attended the official launch as well as St Brendan’s College principal Sean Coffey who was represented by the school’s Accounting and Business Head Michael Leahy.

The initiative will be promoted to students in-house by the school’s career guidance teams. In addition to their application, students will be asked to submit an essay outlining their suitability for the scholarship and the impact participating at Cork University Business School will have on their academic ambitions.

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

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