on 11 Sep 2020 9:57 AM

The Savvi Credit Union Alan Gallagher 3rd Level Educational Award is now in its 15th year, and is open to all members of the credit union. 

The 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. 

Jack Browne, a previous winner of the Award is about to go into his 4th and final year of European Studies in Trinity College. Jack has found the course to be “fulfilling and highly interesting” and it has allowed him to take two language modules of his choice – in his case French and Spanish. “I am excited to return to college at the end of September to begin my Senior Sophister at Trinity, as well as to see what career paths my degree will open up.”

Liam McManus, the Award winner in 2018 is studying Film & Broadcasting in TUD and has found college to be a great experience. “After 2 years at TUD I’ve settled in student life, made some great friends along the way, and most importantly, mastered the art of drinking coffee for those early lecture.” “Film is something I’m really passionate and it’s a joy going to lectures that I can become invested in and am genuinely interested about. The award from the Savvi Credit Union has helped me out a lot, freeing up some time and money to put towards equipment like a camera and a decent laptop. It allows me to comfortably work on college assignments and other projects in my own time. Going into 3rd year, I’m excited to continue with my studies anad can’t wait to see what the future holds!”

Other winners include Conor Montayne in 2016, who has recently graduated from UCD Business & Law and will shortly be commencing working life in PWC and Alan Mullins who has completed his first year of studying Business in Cork Institute of Technology.

Applications for the 2020 Award are now open and the closing date for completed applications is Friday October 2nd.  

For more information on entry requirements, eligible courses and how to apply, visit