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The Greg Turley Bursary Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust are open for applications. The fund supports young people in the fields of community service, sport, music and drama.
The awards were set up after the death of the popular and inspirational St Michael’s College teacher. Applications will be accepted form individuals or groups. They must be between 11 and 18 years of age and reside in County Fermanagh.
Previous recipients of a Greg Turley Bursary Award include footballer Matthew Smyth, widely considered to be one of the most talented footballers his age in the country who now plays for Stevenage FC, London. Motorcyclist Josh Elliott from Ballinamallard, recently crowned 1000cc British Superstock champion received a bursary award in 2008.
Another former recipient is Andrew Irwin who has completed a course at the Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester in order to pursue a professional classical singing career. It was a big step to undertake the rigorous and challenging routine of a prestigious specialist music school with expert tuition, but it is clear from his school reports that he has applied himself wholeheartedly, making considerable strides and is on his way to achieving his dream. Previously Andrew won Young Singer of the Year two consecutive years at the Fermanagh Feis and he uses every opportunity when he comes to Fermanagh to perform.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “Greg Turley was a unique individual who contributed so much to the lives of others; so much so that these Awards were established as a way of perpetuating his memory and of continuing his work of helping others in a practical way. We hope funding to previous recipients will help them towards securing their ambitions. They are all talented, highly motivated, ambitious and committed and we hope to support even more in the future”.
For more information on the Greg Turley Bursary Awards and for details on how to apply CLICK HERE