Students offered educational scholarships

Prospera Credit Union offers $20,000 in awards to students

Students in much of the province, including right here in the North Okanagan, could benefit from more than $20,000 in scholarships.

With a belief in helping people realize their full potential, Prospera Credit Union presents more than $20,000 in awards and scholarships to deserving students each year, in communities from Vancouver to the Okanagan.

The tradition continues in 2013, and  Educational Awards are now open to applications from both new and existing members.

In addition to the four regular awards valued between $1,000 and $1,500 (one of which is presented in each of the four regions served by Prospera), the credit union also offers the Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award, valued at $2,000.

This award, which was introduced last year, is presented to an exceptional high school student preparing for post-secondary education.

Applications for the Educational Awards Program have been sent to high schools and post-secondary institutions throughout the province and are also available on Prospera’s website at www.prospera.ca. Each application must be accompanied by a short video. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2013.

The Credit Union Foundation of BC also offers a variety of bursaries and education awards for students in British Columbia, funded by credit union members. The deadline for applications for the winter semester is Feb. 15. For information on the awards and an application form, visit www.cufoundation.org.

In 2013, Prospera will also be continuing to partner with Junior Achievement to deliver their Economics for Success program which encourages middle and high school students to take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school and how the choices they make can positively impact their future dreams, aspirations and outcomes.