IYC Bursary Winners Announced

(Halifax) In honour of 2012 being designated as the International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations, Atlantic credit unions have awarded eight (8) special one-time $1,000 bursaries to Atlantic post-secondary students: two bursaries in each province. We hope to have photos of all our winners soon to post.

IYC Special Bursary Winners Sara Paynter and Gavin Fraser

Two of our Special 2012 IYC Bursary Winners, PEI’s Sara Paynter (accepting her award from Consolidated Credit Union’s General Manager Sarah Millar), and NS’s Gavin Fraser, a member of Bergengren Credit Union.

Bursary applicants were scored by level of involvement with co-operatives, credit unions, school and community events and causes. Selection proved difficult due to the number and quality of applications received–we were very impressed by the great work that students are doing across the region! The Selection Committee chose two winners per province, and the recipients of the Special 2012 IYC Bursaries are as follows:

New Brunswick:

  • Kevin Matthews, Fredericton, NB
  • Nathan Paton, Fredericton, NB

Newfoundland and Labrador:

  • Brendan Cooke, St. John’s, NL
  • Darcy Kavanaugh, Ferryland, NL

Nova Scotia:

  • Amber Delorey, Monastery, NS
  • Gavin Fraser, Antigonish NS

Prince Edward Island:

  • Pamela Hudson, O’Leary, PEI
  • Sara Paynter, Borden-Carleton, PEI

Both successful and unsuccessful applicants have been contacted. Students are reminded of the Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program for college students, as well as the Credit Union Scholarships & Bursaries offered at individual credit unions all across the region.