Union Scholarship Fund
29 May 2016, Union President, Lorcan Tiernan presents a €6,000 cheque to Headmaster, Oliver Murphy being the first disbursement from the Union Scholarship Fund
In 2016 we launched the Union Scholarship Fund to assist boys who otherwise could not afford it, to attain an education in Castleknock College.
The College currently excels in all aspects of curriculum as witnessed by its league table positioning, and yet many deserving candidates cannot attend due to the cost barrier. In 2010 a scholarship program was set up by the College Board of Management to address that need. Our focus within the Union is to help fund and expand that program.
Membership of the Union is a right of all pastmen and hence few of us currently pay a subscription, which was fine as event surpluses thus far have resulted in a largely self-financing Union. However if we are to fund Union Scholars at the College, then your renewed support will be needed.
For pastmen who live beyond the catchment area or who don't have sons, this is your opportunity to help send “a son” to Knock. For younger pastmen, it's a way of giving back to your alma mater until such time as you send your own sons. For all of us it's an opportunity to club together as pastmen and send boys, who otherwise couldn't afford it, to get a great education at Knock.
To that end we will shortly be seeking your subscriptions. Participation is entirely voluntary but we are hopeful many will elect to support the Union Scholarship Fund.