Third Level Education Award | St Patricks Credit Union | People Helping People

The Alan Gallagher Third Level Educational Award was launched in 2006 to commemorate Alan Gallagher, the son of Joan and Brendan Gallagher who were long serving Volunteers of the Credit Union. Alan died tragically when trying to rescue a friend.

The purpose of the award is to improve the social and economic well-being of members. It is not about charity or welfare but about enhancing members’ lives and providing opportunities.


One Education Award per annum will be offered to students commencing their third level studies in the next academic year

Selection will be on the basis of an open draw

The value of the Education Award is €3,000 per annum for a maximum period of four years. This is subject to satisfactory performance including passing the prescribed exams.

How to apply