HSSCU has paid out a total of €118,050 to our members through the bursary. With the average amount paid to an individual member standing at €227.50, helping to cover the cost of their education. The money has been paid out to successful applicants and they will also be receiving confirmation letters shortly. We had a high number of applicants for the Betty Noone Memorial Bursary this year.
HSSCU is delighted providing this form of support to our members annually. This is made possible by our members continuing to choose HSSCU for their financial needs. This year to improve access for members we created an online application form, making it more convenient for people to apply. Due to the volume of applications processing applications is very time consuming, so we would greatly appreciate that members have their paperwork in order when applying.
With members submitting the correct paperwork is speeds up the decision process and helps HSSCU make the pay-out quicker. A small number of applicants were deemed ineligible because of some of the following reasons, lack of transactions on their account, wrong year, no paperwork, secondary school, or fees paid elsewhere. Again, this constituted a very small number of applicants. We would encourage members to ensure they meet the criteria for inclusion.
This is a retrospective payment made to members, so we would encourage future applicants to retain the required documentation for next year in preparation. We will be making announcements online when the application opens again next year. Proudly supporting our members.