INSPIRE Bursaries

Financial awards for post-secondary students who inspire change.

Win one of three Northern Savings’ INSPIRE Bursaries:

  • one $1,500 bursary
  • one $1,000 bursary
  • one $500 bursary
INSPIRE Bursaries are available to Northern Savings members, who have been accepted into a
recognized post-secondary institution.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2023 INSPIRE Bursaries are now closed. Check back in 2024!

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Terms & Conditions

  • Applicants must be a current member or open a membership at Northern Savings Credit Union prior to applying for the bursary.
  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Mature students are welcome to apply. Note: Applicants under the age of 18 must get their parent/legal guardian to co-sign the application form.
  • Only one application per member is permitted.
  • Applicants must not have received an INSPIRE bursary in the past.
  • Application forms must be completed fully; failure to do so may result in the application being excluded.
  • Applicants must be attending or enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • INSPIRE bursary winners will need to provide proof of enrolment before receiving funds
  • There are three INSPIRE bursaries awarded for the following amounts: one (1) = $1,500, one (1) = $1,000, and one (1) = $500
  • The opening date to receive applications is Monday, May 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted July 15, 2023.
  • By completing the application form, the applicant agrees to Northern Savings Credit Union using their essay for promotional purposes and consent to allow Northern Savings to use and publicly display their image in photographs and/or videos in any written, electronic or visual publication in any type of media and release Northern Savings from all claims, obligations and liabilities of every nature in kind arising out of or related to such use or public display or depiction of their image.
  • By completing the application form, the applicant agrees to provide Northern Savings Credit Union with updates on their progress on their chosen program when asked.
  • All application forms will be reviewed before they are adjudicated to ensure that they have been filled out correctly and ensure they qualify for the award.
  • The winning applicants will be chosen by a Bursary Committee and their decision is final.
  • Successful and unsuccessful applicants will be notified by phone, letter, or email following the selection.
  • In order to qualify for the INSPIRE bursary award applicants must submit an essay (under 750 words or less), or a video two minutes or less in length and available on a USB or uploaded to an accessible website such as a personal YouTube channel.