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OLD COLUMBAN SOCIETY

OCS BURSARY FUND


The History

In 2010, the Society's Committee gave thought as to how it could assist any Old Columbans who found themselves unable to send their children to the College due to financial constraints

After much detailed consultation, research and discussion, along with support from the then Warden Lindsay Haslett, the Bursary Fund sub-committee, under the chairmanship of the late David O'Morchoe, was established and in May 2011 The Old Columban Society Bursary Fund was launched. The Society's first bursary was awarded in September 2012.

In 2015 it was agreed that, subject to available funds, the eligibility criteria should be expanded to include the grandchildren of Old Columbans. 

Thanks to the exceptional generosity of some Old Columbans, especially in difficult times, along with the resultant growth of the Fund, the number of recipients has steadily grown

How An Award Is Made

Each year the chair of the Society's Bursary Fund sub-committee consults with the Warden of the College and agrees on the suitable recipients for that year.

Due to the fallout from Covid-19, many more Old Columban families have found themselves under severe financial pressure. In 2020, owing to these unusual and exceptional circumstances, the Society decided to avail of a portion of the Fund's “rainy day†reserves, with the result that the Fund is now significantly assisting 12 Old Columban families in their time of need. Some effort by a small society!

However, for the Fund to sustain both its current allocation of bursaries, as well as for any future allocations, we rely solely upon the generosity of our donors. 

If 200 Old Columbans donated just €10 per month, €24,000 per annum would be raised. With thousands of Society members, just think what we could do! The possibilities are endless.

If you have not yet had a chance to respond to our widely published appeals, we urge you to do so. 

The Fund is of such critical and tangible benefit to Old Columbans and in turn to the College itself. It also provides the possibility for future generations of Columbans, for whom it might not otherwise be possible, to avail of the wonderful experience and education which the College has to offer

How To Contact Us

If you want someone to contact you, or you have any further queries, please email bursaryfund@oldcolumbansociety.com with your preferred contact details, and a member of the OCS Bursary Fund sub-committee will be in touch with you.

How Do I Donate?

Please note: Gifts over €21 per month or €250 per year, allow the Bursary Fund to claim an additional tax relief on this contribution amplifying the impact of your gift

We are registered for gift AidCharity Reference Number: CHY 4020.  Registered Charity Number: 20005306.

EURO - Donate via Online Bank Transfer

Name of Account: The Old Columban Society Bursary Fund Deposit Account

Name of Bank: AIB Bank, 40-41 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

IBAN Number: IE58AIBK93338407162462

BIC Code: AIBKIE2D

Please add your FULL NAME and include OCSBF (Old Columban Society Bursary Fund) as a reference.


STERLING - Donate via Online Bank Transfer

Name of Account: College of St. Columba GBP Current Account

Account No.: 01545Â 062

NSC: 23Â 85Â 90

IBAN Number: GB75 AIBK 2385 9001 5450 62

BIC Code: AIBKGB41UND

Please add your FULL NAME and include OCSBF (Old Columban Society Bursary Fund) as a reference.


To Donate by Cheque Payment:

Please make cheques payable to: The Old Columban Society Bursary Fund. 

Cheques can be posted to: The OCS Bursary Fund,  c/o The Bursary Office, St. Columba's College, Whitechurch, Dublin 16 D16 CH92

The OCS, via the College, is registered to claim Tax Relief on donations of €250 and over and Gift Aid on STGÂ donations paperwork will be sent out in due course.


To Donate by Post:

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To Donate by Paypal:

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Please note: Gifts over €21 per month or €250 per year, allow the Bursary Fund to claim an additional tax relief on this contribution amplifying the impact of your gift

Charity Reference Number: CHY 4020.

Registered Charity Number: 20005306.




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