Scholarships

Every year, First Credit Union proudly awards scholarships to local students who are planning to further their education. The total amount of scholarships awarded is based upon a percentage of the total assets of the credit union, so the more growth the organization has, the higher the scholarships will be. Priority will be given to First Credit Union members.

Students interested in applying for a credit union scholarship should do so through the application guidelines for their community.


Bowen Island

To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a new, returning or mature student attending post-secondary school in the upcoming education year.

How To Apply:
  • Write a short essay about your communitiy involvement as well as your academic aspirations and post-secondary plans. Remember to include how you have impacted your community through volunteer experience in your school and/or community.
  • Drop off your essay to First Credit Union on Bowen Island at 106-996 Dorman Road.
The 2017 Scholarship submission deadline is July 31. There will be 2 scholarships awarded on Bowen Island of $1300 each! Successful applicants will be announced at the end of August, 2017.


Comox Valley

To be eligible for an award, applicants must be a new, returning or mature student attending post-secondary school in the upcoming education year.

How To Apply:
  • Write a short essay about your communitiy involvement as well as your academic aspirations and post-secondary plans. Remember to include how you have impacted your community through volunteer experience in your school and/or community.
  • Drop off your essay to First Credit Union in Cumberland at 2717 Dunsmuir Avenue, or in Courtenay at 426-8th Street.
The 2017 Scholarship submission deadline is August 11. There will be 4 scholarships awarded in the Comox Valley of $1200 each! Successful applicants will be announced at the end of August, 2017.


Powell River and Texada Island

First Credit Union in Powell River offers an annual CULEAD Young Leaders Program for graduating grade 12 students planning to further their education. Participants receive practical work experience and mentoring from business professionals on a wide range of topics that will help them prepare for their future careers. Upon the successful completion of the program, students are awarded a cash scholarship of $2,000.

For information about the 2018 CULEAD Young Leaders Program and how you can apply, review the program outline.


 

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