Griffith College and Donore Credit Union Award a Student the Brendan Lynch Scholarship

Brendan Lynch Scholarship

Griffith College and Donore Credit Union have awarded Morgan Haydon, a second-year BA (Hons) Fashion student, the annual Brendan Lynch Scholarship, worth 3,000 (1,500 provided by each organisation). The scholarship, in honour of the former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Director of Donore Credit Union Lynch, has been running for four years.

To receive the award, Morgan had to be enrolled on a course at Griffith College, be/become a member of Donore Credit Union and submit an application form, writing a personal statement outlining how the scholarship would help him pursue his degree and describing his understanding of the role of a Credit Union and its impact on the local community.

On accepting the award Morgan said, “Being awarded the Brendan Lynch Scholarship was a complete shock to me and I feel honoured that I was chosen among the many applicants for this prestigious scholarship. It honestly makes my 2nd year in Fashion Design even better, as it allows me to focus on my academic pursuits both inside and outside Griffith College, as I continue into the field of art and design, without the worry of fees. This scholarship will help fund my collections during the coming years at Griffith and I am excited to see what I can produce with this financial aid. I am thoroughly grateful to win this scholarship and I am thankful to both Griffith College and Donore Credit Union for selecting me”.

The President of Griffith College, Professor Diarmuid Hegarty and the CEO of Donore Credit Union, Dave McAuley met with Morgan in February 2022 to congratulate him and wish him the best with his studies and future career. Applications for the Brendan Lynch Scholarship will open again in autumn. Details will be posted on and For further information, please contact

Pictured L-R: Dave McAuley, CEO Donore Credit Union, Morgan Haydon, Undergraduate Student at Griffith College, BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Prof Diarmuid Hegarty, President of Griffith College

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