Credit Union offers bursaries for adults

The Summerland Credit Union is offering bursaries to assist adult students enrolled in post-secondary programs.

The Summerland Credit Union is offering bursaries to assist adult students enrolled in post-secondary programs.

Herlinda Mills of the Summerland Credit Union said up to five bursaries, valued at $1,000 each, are available.

The bursaries are for adults attending public or private approved post-secondary programs.

Approved programs include study towards a university degree, trades training and instruction geared towards a career path.

Those applying must be Credit Union members in good standing and must be able to demonstrate financial need.

“This is based more on need than on your academic scores,” Mills said.

In addition, the applicants must provide the committee with an essay of 500 to 700 words explaining how the bursary will affect their educational career goals.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 1. Applicants must already be enrolled in a program and must b-e able to show proof of enrollment.

Mills said there is a strong interest in the bursaries.

“It’s encouraging to see there are quite a few adults going back to school,” she said.

The Credit Union has given adult bursaries annually since 2008.

Those interested in applying can contact the executive secretary at the credit union at 250-494-6152 or e-mail

Additional information is on the Credit Union’s website at


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