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Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program

 

Atlantic credit unions offer fifty $500 bursaries, distributed to community college students in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. Applications are posted to the colleges’ awards pages – links are provided below. Application deadlines vary by school so be sure to check with each individual college’s awards office.

New Brunswick – NBCC

Credit unions of New Brunswick and the Atlantic Provinces are pleased to support students attending the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) with $4,000 in bursaries. Eight $500 bursaries will be awarded.

Newfoundland and Labrador – CNA

Credit unions of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Provinces are pleased to support students attending the College of the North Atlantic (CNA) with $4,000 in bursaries. Eight $500 bursaries will be awarded.   

Prince Edward Island – Holland College

Credit unions of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Provinces are pleased to support students attending Holland College with $4,000 in bursaries. Eight $500 bursaries will be awarded.

Nova Scotia – NSCC

Credit unions of Nova Scotia and the Atlantic Provinces are pleased to support students attending the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) with $13,000 in bursaries. Two $500 bursaries will be awarded at each of the 13 NSCC campuses.

2014-2015 Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Winners: NS

The Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program provides educational support to college students throughout the region. The credit unions of Nova Scotia are pleased to provide bursaries and achievement awards to students at the Nova Scotia Community College.

The 2014-2015 winners of the Atlantic Credit Unions Bursaries are as follows:

2014-2015 Atlantic Credit Union Bursary

 Name  Campus  Program
 Bassem Mersani  Akerley  Gas Technician
 Robyn Croft  Akerley  Automotive Service & Repair
 Tracy Banks  Annapolis Valley  Continuing Care
 Jake Jollimore  Annapolis Valley  Information Technology (IT) – Programming Concentration
 Emily Carmen  Burridge  Carpentry – Diploma
 Nicholas Muise  Burridge  Information Technology (IT) – Web Programming Concentration
 Natalie Gould  Cumberland  Paralegal Services
 Robert Walsh  Cumberland  Electrical Construction & Industrial – Certificate
 Shelley Mensah  Institute of Technology  Occupational Health & Safety
 Navid Ghasemnejadnaybin  Institute of Technology  English for Academic Purposes
 Mary Helen Hatfield  Kingstec  Practical Nursing
 Michael Foote  Kingstec  Culinary Arts
 Sherry MacInnes  Lunenburg  Office Administration
 Mike LePage  Lunenburg  CAD Technician – Mechanical
 Lisa MacDonald  Marconi  Social Services
 Holly Chisholm  Marconi  Public Relations
 Carrie Fraser  Pictou  Practical Nursing
 Jenna MacIsaac  Pictou  Business Administration – Accounting Concentration
 Lucas Whynot  Shelburne  Steamfitting / Pipefitting
 Haley Edwards  Shelburne  Electrical Construction & Industrial – Certificate
 Silvan Eggenberger  Strait Area  Carpentry – Diploma
 Caitlin Hanam  Strait Area  Practical Nursing
 Sandra Trenholm  Truro  Business Administration – Accounting Concentration
 Laura MacLeod  Truro  International Business
 Thomas Graeme MacDougall  Waterfront  Radio & Television Arts – Broadcast Journalism Concentration
 Maria Jose Marteli Medina  Waterfront  Radio & Television Arts – Broadcast Journalism Concentration

Congratulations are extended to all of the students!

 

2014-2015 Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Winners: NB

The Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program provides educational support to community college students throughout the region. The credit unions of New Brunswick are pleased to provide bursaries to students at the New Brunswick Community College.

The 2014-2015 winners of the Atlantic Credit Unions Bursaries are as follows:

 

Winner Program Region
Pamela McKinley Practical Nurse Fredericton
Bryson Matchett Electrical – Construction Miramichi
Marley Woodside Criminal Justice Miramichi
David Eastwood Civil Engineering Technology – Architectural Moncton
Elizabeth Beach Hospitality and Tourism Operations – Culinary Arts Saint Andrews
Layla Binney Human Services Saint Andrews
Courtney McPherson Respiratory Therapy Saint John
Quintin McKinley Carpentry Woodstock

 

Congratulations are extended to all of the students!

2014-2015 Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Winners: NL

“I am honored to be a recipient of the Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary for 2014. Your generous support has assisted me in fulfilling my dream of going to [community] college.”
–  Taylor Garnier, Business Administration
 

The Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program provides educational support to college students throughout the region. The credit unions of Newfoundland and Labrador are pleased to provide bursaries to students at the College of the North Atlantic.

The 2014-2015 winners of the Atlantic Credit Unions Bursaries are as follows:

Winner Program Region
Adrianna Evans Mining Technician Labrador
Taylor Garnier Business Administration West
Daniel Hartery Mechanical Engineering Technology East
Crystale Hopkins Office Administration East
Melanie Loveless Medical Radiography East
Dawn Miller Office Administration West
Nathaniel Somerton Business Management East
Vanessa Wade Office Administration East

Congratulations are extended to all of the students!

2014-2015 Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Winners: PEI

“… I am an honor roll student, and I hope to fulfill my dream of becoming a medical secretary. Thank you so much for helping me to achieve this goal – not only for me but also for my six-year old daughter.”
– Jocelyn Fay, Medical Support Services

The Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program provides educational support to community college students throughout the region. The credit unions of Prince Edward Island are pleased to provide bursaries to students at Holland College.

The 2014-2015 winners of the Atlantic Credit Unions Bursaries are as follows:

Name Program
Emma Billings Wildlife Conservation Technology
Breanna Doyle Accounting Technology
Jocelyn Fay Medical Support Services
Shaylagh MacKay Tourism and Travel Management
Kaitee McNeill Business Administration
Kayla Mitchell Human Services
Connor Perry Welding
James Sullivan Primary Care Paramedicine

 

Congratulations are extended to all of the students!

Special 2012 IYC Bursary

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2012 was designated the International Year of Co-operatives by the United Nations. In honour of this, Atlantic credit unions are pleased to sponsor eight (8) special one-time $1000 bursaries for Atlantic post-secondary students. Two (2) bursaries will be awarded per province.

Bursary Eligibility

  • Open to students pursuing post-secondary education at an accredited university or college in Canada.
  • Students must have lived in Atlantic Canada for at least one (1) year as of the application deadline.
  • Two (2) bursaries will be awarded to students in each of the Atlantic Provinces: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Student must demonstrate involvement in co-operative or credit union activities.
  • Student must demonstrate community involvement and leadership.
  • Student must demonstrate academic aptitude and commitment.
  • Student must demonstrate financial need.

What does “demonstrate involvement in co-operative or credit union activities” mean?

Co-operative does not mean a co-op work term.

Co-operatives (and credit unions, which are co-operative financial institutions) are a special model of business, owned by the members and democratically operated by a local board of directors. Involvement can range from membership to serving on a committee or board. Some co-operatives are not-for-profits and employ volunteers, and that would count as well.  Even working for a co-operative (such as MEC or Just Us) might count. At the very least, you ought to be familiar with what makes co-operatives different from other corporate business models, and be able to name a few near you.

If you’ve been to an ACYL camp or a course or workshop offered by your co-op council, please note that.

There are hundreds of co-operatives businesses across the Atlantic Provinces, and thousands across the country. You might begin by checking with your province’s co-operative council:

Nova Scotia Co-operative Council (902) 893-8966 http://www.novascotia.coop/
Co-operative Enterprise Council (NB) (506) 227-9607 http://www.cecnb.ca
Prince Edward Island Co-operative Council (902) 569-7322 http://peicc.coop
Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Co-operatives 1-877-726-9431 http://www.nlfc.coop

Submitting Applications

By Mail:

Atlantic Credit Unions IYC Bursary

c/o Atlantic Central
PO Box 9200
6074 Lady Hammond Road,
Halifax, NS  B3K 5N3
Fax:  (902) 484-6771

By Email:

Copies of the application can be sent via email to communications@atlanticcentral.ca. Your submission from your email address will be considered to constitute an official signature.

Before mailing please ensure your application is accompanied by:

___ A copy of your post-secondary institution acceptance letter or other proof of enrolment

___ A transcript of your 2012 (or 2011) marks

___ A portfolio, if applicable

 

Deadline for receipt of applications is 1:00 pm, August 1, 2012

Awards will be announced September 15, 2012

Credit Union Scholarships & Bursaries

 

More Scholarships and Bursaries Offered by Atlantic Credit Unions

Most of the following scholarships, bursaries and awards require that the student have some affiliation with the credit union, either by being a member or being related to a member. Follow the links provided to get the individual criteria and deadlines. More »

Charitable Giving

Charitable Giving and Community Involvement – Living Our Values

Our deep roots in the values of the co-operative movement shape the decisions we make in our business every day. That’s why we have integrated our Co-operative Social Responsibility programs into our values-based business strategy.

We’re committed to helping our communities grow and flourish by focusing on three important pillars:

Building Financial Inclusion & Resilience

We’re supporting education and offering student bursaries through our Education Bursary Program  and access to financial products, which help every person in our community manage their finances every day and when they encounter challenges along the way.

We know growing our communities starts young: with the children. We’re supporting kids’ health by contributing to various school breakfast programs in the region. When children grow, the future grows with them.

  • Kids Eat Smart – Supporting education, health and well-being of school age children in Newfoundland and Labrador through nutrition programs run by volunteers at schools and community centers.
  • Nourish NS -Supporting students in Nova Scotia to be healthy learners so they can reach their potential in the classroom and in life.
  • Holland College “Food Pantry” Program – Supporting college students to learn with healthy minds.

Investing in the Sustainable Economy

We’re making sure that the decisions we make in our business—from our investments to financial products and managing our environmental footprint—helps to grow a sustainable world for the long-term wellbeing of our communities.

We’re committed to supporting the growth of renewal energy, such as wind and hydro. We have partnered with Bullfrog Power to purchase Renewal Energy Certificates that offset the carbon emissions from the electricity we use in our three corporate offices. This partnership continues to grow as many Atlantic Canadian credit unions join the partnership each year.

Growing the Co-operative Movement

We know co-operative values of fairness, honesty, trust, and community mindedness are at the heart of good business. That’s why we support the growth of co-operatives and credit unions at home in Atlantic Canada and around the world.

For sponsorship support, our commitment is towards initiatives that support our three pillars. We work directly with credit unions looking for opportunities where we can partner together to support the local community.

Please click here to view our Corporate Social Responsibility Update for 2019.

Student Awards & Bursaries

 

Atlantic credit unions are proud to support the academic success of students in our provinces through a variety of scholarship and bursary programs.

  • Atlantic Credit Unions Bursary Program supporting community college students: 50 available, value $500 each.
  • Individual credit unions offer their communities many more bursaries and student awards. View a partial list here. If your credit union isn’t in this list, check their website, or call a branch!

From the 2011 Recipients …

“The generosity of Nova Scotia credit unions will allow me to continue to pursue a certificate in Applied Media and Communication Arts at NSCC’s Waterfront Campus […] As a long time credit union member, I am honoured to have been chosen as a recipient of this bursary.”
Elizabeth Woodworth

“This award will help me to maintain my focus on my studies, and not on the financial burden associated with attending school.”
Meris Mosher

“…as a devoted Baking student, a Culinary apprentice and a grateful student who cares for all the staff, faculty and students at our campus, I thank you. If you hadn’t stepped in and helped me in my time of need, I may not be in the great position I am now to overcome financial issues and progress with my career. I will continuously credit you for assisting me in my journey of life.”
Katey Arsenault

“Being a father of three and a student offers both financial and academic challenges. Nevertheless, my experience at NSCC has importantly made me realize the value of a college education. Your support will help me (with) some of the financial burden I am feeling at this time. My plan is (to) continue my business education in the field of accounting. I know this will help make a positive change for my future and for my family.”
William Smith

“This generous award will help me further pursue my passion, which is working with persons with disabilities, and I must thank Nova Scotia credit unions for that.”
Sarah MacDonald

“I am extremely honoured to be one of this year’s recipients of the award. This award has enabled me to no longer worry about my college finances for the rest of this year which allows me to concentrate more fully on my studies.”
Anna Stevens

“Receiving this award means a lot to me because it helps to lighten my financial burden […] I am so pleased to have been selected for this award, it will have a profound impact on my life.”
Emma Campbell

“The Nova Scotia credit unions recognize the struggles students face while earning their education and it is wonderful to see the support offered by this organization. I want to extend a genuine thank you to the Nova Scotia credit unions for awarding me with this generous donation. I have a passion for learning and helping others, and this award brings me that much closer to my goal as a human service worker.”
Chelsey Pellerin

“I wanted to send you a note to thank you for investing in my future […] I wanted to let you know that your generosity truly does make a difference.”
Parker Arsenault