Over $4,000 in Bursaries Given to Local Students from North Peace Savings & Credit Union

Fort St John, July 20th – Four local students from the North Peace Region will be attending post – secondary school this year with a heavier wallet thanks to their local credit union.

North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) was proud to award four local students with a bursary of $1,000 each to place towards their education this year. Attending a post–secondary institution is often the first exciting step into a student’s developing career choice, unfortunately often paired with a large financial burden. NPSCU recognizes the importance of educational goals and has created a bursary program to assist students in the communities it serves. In addition to completing the application form, students were required to submit a short personal essay accompanied by two references. While NPSCU had many fine applicants for this year’s bursary program, the credit union would like to extend congratulation to the following students and their endeavors this upcoming school year:

Sidney Hollen – will be attending Grand Prairie Regional College to study Secondary Education
Sebastien Cortes – will be attending Northern Lights College to Study Hospitality and Business Management
Johnathan Burdge – will be attending Northern Lights College to study Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician
Adaa Dema – will be attending Northern Lights College to study Computer Science

Most recipients will be starting their first year of post secondary in the fall. It was shared that this bursary would offset some of the financial costs incurred with tuition and textbooks. NPSCU wishes the best of luck to all students that participated in this year’s Bursary Program.  “Investing in education provides a strong foundation for skill development, leading to the enhancement and strengthening of our communities,” shared Mitchel Chilcott, CEO, North Peace Savings & Credit Union. “Being able to provide some relief to the financial stress of post-secondary education is another way in which we help our members succeed in life.”

The NPSCU bursaries are available to high school students who are attending post-secondary school and to post-secondary students who are continuing their education. If you’re planning to attend a recognized college, university or vocational institute for a period of no less than one year, then you are encouraged to apply. The application process opens in the Spring every year. For more information about NPSCU’s Bursary Program, please visit npscu.ca.

About North Peace Savings & Credit Union
North Peace Savings & Credit Union (NPSCU) is a full-service financial organization offering retail and business banking, investment and insurance products.  Located in Northeast British Columbia, NPSCU has proudly served the north for over 65 years.  With 12,500 members amongst its four branches, NPSCU remains committed to the social and economic well-being within the communities it serves.  NPSCU was the recipient of the 2013 National Credit Union Innovation Award, Canada and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.

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For more information, please contact:

Heather Desarmia
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
North Peace Savings & Credit Union
10344 100 St. Fort St John, BC V1J 3Z1
250 793 0557
hdesarmia@npscu.ca