Scholarships & Awards

Thank you for your interest in our Scholarship Program. Our August 15th application deadline has brough us some wonderful applicants, and winners will be announced shortly.

Keep an eye on this page for upcoming opportunities in 2021!

Learning is ongoing journey; whether it’s in a formal classroom setting, at work, or in your personal life. Bow Valley Credit Union is committed to providing tools to better members’ financial health and future throughout every stage of life. Helping our young members pursue educational goals is a way of investing in their future.

We are pleased to be able to offer 5 scholarships to our membership who are part of the Grade 12 Graduating Class of 2020. 

     

   Jack Paterson Memorial Scholarship

   Amount $1,000

   Number Available: 1

 Awarded to one applicant, based on a combination of achievements and activities.

Academic achievement in grade 12 in the following subjects:

  • English 30 or Language Arts 30;
  • Math 30;
  • Social Studies 30; and
  • Science 30 (or one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30).

Citizenship activities during high school in two or more of the following areas:

Community Involvement:

  • Meaningful contributions to the community (volunteering for local, provincial or national charities/non-profit organizations, etc.).
  • Direct involvement in school culture (such as tutoring, serving on student council and committees, participating in school events).

Athletics/Sports:

  • Personal participation in an individual or group sport.
  • Coaching and organizing/preparing sporting events.

Arts/Humanities:

  • Artistic achievements (visual or performing arts, literary achievements/awards).
  • Accomplishments in journalism/communication, fine arts, or intercultural events.

Business/Entrepreneurial Endeavors:

  • Successfully balancing part-time work with academic requirements or employee awards.
  • Demonstrated clarity of career goals and determination in pursuing them.
  • Entrepreneurial ventures undertaken from conception through implementation, demonstrating “out of the box” thinking and spirit.

 

     

   Academic Achievement Scholarship

   Amount $500

   Number Available: 2

 Awarded to two grade 12 students with the best academic achievement in the subject areas of:

  • Language Arts 30 or English 30;
  • Math 30;
  • Social Studies 30; and
  • Science 30 (or one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30, or Physics 30).

 

     

   Community & Leadership  Scholarship

   Amount $500

   Number Available: 2

 Awarded to two students based on community and leadership activity during high school in two or more of the following categories:

Community Involvement:

  • Meaningful contributions to the community (volunteering for local, provincial or national charities/non-profit organizations).
  • Direct involvement in school culture (such as tutoring, serving on student council and committees, participating in school events).

Athletics/Sports:

  • Personal participation in an individual or group sport.
  • Coaching and organizing/preparing sporting events.

Arts/Humanities:

  • Artistic achievements (visual or performing arts, literary achievements/awards).
  • Accomplishments in journalism/communication, fine arts, or intercultural events.

Business/Entrepreneurial Endeavors:

  • Successfully balancing part-time work with academic requirements or employee awards.
  • Demonstrated clarity of career goals and determination in pursuing them.
  • Entrepreneurial ventures undertaken from conception through implementation, demonstrating “out of the box” thinking and spirit.

 

 

   Important Information

Application Deadline: August 15, 2020

How to apply: Copies of the required documents are to be submitted through the online portal below. If the applicant is selected to receive an award, original copies may be requested. 

Checklist of Application Documents Required

Questions or looking for more info? Please email scholarship@bowvalleycu.com!

Click Here To Upload Your Application and Supporting Documents

 

To qualify for any of these scholarships, your Bow Valley Credit Union membership must be in good standing and you must maintain that membership for at least one year

 

 

   A Smart Set-Up for Student Life

At Bow Valley Credit Union, we offer full financial products and services including student chequing and savings accounts, student loans, and student Collabria Visa Credit Cards.

We have on the go options to help you manage your finances such as mobile and online banking, remote deposit capture, and e-transfer.

 

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Sponsorships

Bow Valley Credit Union is actively focused on growing the communities where we live and work. Through our Community Investment Program, BVCU helps our communities grow stronger and become better places to live through sponsorships and donations. We are focused and proactive with emphasis on our youth and community based projects.

The Community Investment Committee acknowledges the importance of our youth, local community events, health issues and environmental concerns. Together we support a variety of projects throughout the year. While funding will continue to be provided to established organizations, the Committee invites applications from grass roots, locally based non-profit groups whose objectives support our values.

While we would like to support every worthy cause, with limited resources we are unable to grant every request. However, we will review all applications in detail evaluating each request against set criteria to ensure that funds are allocated carefully.

At this time, due to our focus on COVID-19 priorities, we have temporarily suspended our corporate sponsorship giving, but applications are still being accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

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