Cork charity pays out €50k in last three months to help students in need

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 5th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A leading Cork charity has given more than €50,000 to students and their families who are struggling to keep up with the costs of third level education. In less than three months, St Vincent de Paul has granted €52,000 in financial aid to students in Cork who need help covering the costs of college, according to SVP South-West regional coordinator Gerry Garvey …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Evening Echo, 5 December]

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Student Grant Scheme Eligibility: CAO and SUSI

Posted in Fees, access and admissions, Governance and administration on November 26th, 2015 by steve

IrelandCharlie McConalogue (Donegal North East, Fianna Fail): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has considered amalgamating the Central Applications Office and the Student Universal Support Ireland systems, and introducing the proposals put forward by the St Vincent de Paul Society (details supplied) for aligning the systems to ensure that students know their funding status before the take up their Central Applications Office offer …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 24 November]

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SVP spent €1m on college students

Posted in Governance and administration on June 6th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“St Vincent de Paul is appealing for public support so that it can continue its work in helping support families in putting their children through school or college. Over the past six years, the charity has spent over €1million in providing grants so that third level students can complete their college education …” (more)

[Margaret Roddy, The Argus, 6 June]

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Student Grant Scheme Administration

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 28th, 2014 by steve

IrelandJonathan O’Brien (Cork North Central, Sinn Fein): To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she has reviewed the proposal put forward by the Society of St Vincent de Paul to have the Student Universal Support Ireland application process reconfigured alongside the Central Applications Office process so that students will know whether they have financial support before beginning third level courses …” (more)

[Dáil written answers, 27 November]

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Poorer students being ‘locked out’ of third level, charity says

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 6th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Cuts in career guidance at schools and delays in allocating student grants are leaving young people from low income families ‘locked out’ of third level education, the Society of Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has warned …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 6 November]

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Trinity students blag way around globe for ‘jailbreak’ charity stunt

Posted in Life on March 11th, 2013 by steve

“Trinity students have managed to beg, borrow and blag their way around the globe – all in the name of charity …” (more)

[Kirsty Blake Knox, Independent, 11 March]

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SVP helping students left waiting on grants

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on December 11th, 2012 by steve

“St Vincent de Paul is giving a helping hand to students struggling because of the grants delay fiasco, it has emerged. Charity workers had to come to the aid of one student who hadn’t been eating and was living in a cold flat because she had no money …” (more)

[Greg Harkin, Independent, 11 December]

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Tralee charity opens branch for students as demand rises 40%

Posted in Governance and administration on December 10th, 2012 by steve

“A St Vincent de Paul Society in a provincial town has witnessed a 40% rise in demand for its service. The society in Tralee has also been forced to open a new branch to assist hard-pressed institute of technology students living in Kerry’s county town. The assistance is being provided in conjunction with student support groups …” (more)

[Donal Hickey, Irish Examiner, 10 December]

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Students forced to turn to SVP over grants delays

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 19th, 2012 by steve

“The Society of St Vincent de Paul is preparing to launch two major fund-raisers as it expects unprecedented numbers of people to seek their help this Christmas …” (more)

[Ronan Bagnall, Evening Echo, 19 November]

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Hungry students begging charity for help

Posted in Life on November 17th, 2012 by steve

“Students left penniless by the college grants fiasco are turning up hungry at St Vincent de Paul and welfare offices for food parcels. A senior SVP officer said many were also homeless because they have not been able to put deposits on accommodation or pay rent …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 17 November]

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