The SCC student bursary award scheme has been in operation since 1992. Renamed the Niall Smyth Memorial Bursary in 2003 to honour the memory of Niall Smyth, a teacher in Plunket College, who died suddenly in September 2002. Niall was actively involved in many SCC activities.
The scheme is there to assist CDETB students to achieve their potential in their particular Sporting or Cultural endeavours. Approximately 20 students benefit from the Bursary each year, including:
Sport – All sports considered, including: Gaelic Games, Soccer, Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, Table Tennis, Badminton, Canoeing, Hockey, Kick Boxing, Cycling, Karate and Judo.
Cultural – All cultural activities including: Creative Writing, Music, Drama, Dance, Art and Photography.
We are hoping that all CDETB Colleges will nominate at least one student for the award.