Educational Awards Help Students Of All Ages Achieve Their Goals

By January 15, 2017Education

Submitted. Everyone deserves the opportunity to turn dreaming into doing and have the chance to shine. That’s why Prospera Credit Union created its Educational Awards Program. Whether you’re a young student about to embark on new educational adventures or a mom looking for a chance to go back to school; Prospera can help by putting a little extra money in your pocket.


Prospera has more than $20,000 in Educational Awards to give away in 2017 to deserving students in communities from Vancouver to the Okanagan and the awards are open to both new and existing Prospera Credit Union members. Individual awards are valued from $1,000 – $2,000 within five different categories and the deadline for applications is March 1.


In 2016, the $2,000 Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award was presented to Sydney Toews from Abbotsford. This award is given to exceptional high school students pursuing post-secondary education. Sydney is an artistic young woman who uses her talents to help others, including auctioning off a specially commissioned piece of her work to raise $1,400 for the charity Run for Water.


Applications for the Prospera’s 2017 Educational Awards have been sent to high schools and post-secondary institutions throughout the province and are also available on Prospera’s website at along with complete details about the program. Each application must be accompanied by a short video.


The Credit Union Foundation of BC also offers a variety of bursaries and education awards for students in BC, funded by credit union members. The deadline for applications for the winter semester is February 15. For information on these awards and an application form, visit


Prospera Credit Union supports education in other ways within our community as well. In 2017, Prospera will continue to partner with Junior Achievement to deliver their Economics for Success program which encourages middle and high school students to take a closer look at the advantages of staying in school and how the choices they make can positively impact their future dreams, aspirations and outcomes.


About Prospera Credit Union

Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, Prospera is proud to serve communities from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a member-owned financial institution, our number one priority is the financial well-being of families and businesses in our local communities and our dedicated team is here to serve all of their banking, lending, investing and insurance needs through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking and an alternative channel that includes a locally-based Contact Centre and Broker Centre. As a member of The Exchange network, members also enjoy access to thousands of surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees). Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera, which has an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our BC communities stronger. To learn more, check out Prospera’s Facebook page or visit

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