BVCU Scholarship Program

Our student award program is now accepting applications for our scholarships, aimed at supporting youth education for those who live in the Bow Valley.

Community is a core tenant of BVCU, and we look forward to helping aspiring students on the path to achieving their goals.  This year, we have 5 scholarships to award:

BVCU General Scholarship:

BVCU wants to support the growth and education (trade school, university, or college!) of those seeking to improve our communities.

To achieve this goal, BVCU has 4 scholarships of $500 each dedicated to help fund the educational needs of our local communities that we are so proud to call our home.

Passionate about your community and future professions - we invite you to apply and highlight your path! 

  • Proof of enrollment or acceptance a Canadian post-secondary institution (including college, university, and skilled trades program)
  • Proof of Alberta residency
  • Your resume, including full contact details
  • Written statement or video of what your goal is with your schooling, and why you think you will be successful

Jack Paterson Memorial Scholarship:

Jack Paterson was an inspiring member of our Bow Valley community Jack spent his life finding ways in which he could uplift and empower his community, and he worked hard to provide essential services to his neighbors and his community. Jack served his communities financial needs on BVCU’s Board of Directors starting in 1992 and was appointed to the Credit Unions Central's Board of Directors in 2006.

BVCU's $1000 Jack Paterson Scholarship is intended to support young adults who strive to continue creating meaningful change in their communities, whether that be through volunteer work or in working in essential communities’ services, just like Jack did.

  • All the components of the general scholarship application
  • Written statement or video demonstrating meaningful involvement in one of the communities that BVCU operates in (Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Airdrie, or Calgary) through volunteering within the two years, and what impact that has had on you

Apply Today!

We look forward to awarding our 2023 scholarships in September. 

5 scholarships are up for grabs!

What you need to know

  • Alberta residents who are between the ages of 17 and 25
  • Must be enrolled or accepted to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning or in a skilled trades program in Canada
  • Scholarships are only available to full-time students enrolled or accepted to enroll in an undergraduate or technical program in 2023
  • After August 31, 2023, the BVCU Scholarship Committee will select the successful applicants
  • Successful applicants will be notified by September 15, 2023
  • Scholarship funds will be disbursed no later than September 30, 2023
BVCU Scholarship recipients must agree to have their name and photograph published for our marketing and communications.

Previous Winners

  • Brandon Birkbeck
  • Gavin Fung 
  • Harry Logan 
  • Jolie Jony 
  • Caitlin St. Amour won the Jack Paterson Memorial Award
  • Mikaela Murphy won the Jack Paterson Memorial Award
  • Nole Paradoski won the BVCU Award
  • Nisha Lahey won the BVCU Award
  • Brandon De Carlo (Cooper’s Town Branch) won the Jack Paterson Memorial Award;
  • Devon Jesse (Cochrane Branch) won an Academic Achievement Award;
  • Jenna Murphy (Canmore Branch) won the second Academic Achievement Award;
  • Mackenzie Cox (Cooper’s Town Branch) won the Community & Leadership Award; and
  • Dylan Ogle (Canmore Branch) won the second Community & Leadership Award.
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