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Scholarships & Bursaries

We are proud to invest in the future leaders, innovators and change-makers who will contribute to building strong Northern communities.


Explore our education funding opportunities


High School Bursaries

Through our George Viereck Memorial Bursaries, Northern Savings provides $1,000 to five local high school graduates every year!

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Interested in applying?

Get in touch with your local high school for more information.

INSPIRE Bursaries

Our INSPIRE Bursaries award up to $1,500 for post-secondary students who inspire positive change in their community.

Applications are accepted May 15 - July 15 every year

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How to apply

Submit your application online >

If you're unable to complete the online form and would like to submit a paper copy, please email

Applications will be accepted until Monday, July 15, 2024.
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Application criteria

All bursary winners must be:

  • A current Northern Savings member
  • Aged 16 or older
Attending or enrolled in a recognized post-secondary institution

Not a member yet?
Join our credit union to be eligible for the bursary.

Terms & conditions

Only one application per member is permitted.

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. Mature students are welcome to apply. Applicants under the age of 18 must get their parent or legal guardian to co-sign the application form.

Applicants must be attending or enrolled in full-time or part-time studies at a recognized post-secondary institution.

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.
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. INSPIRE bursary winners must provide proof of enrolment before receiving funds.

Allow Northern Savings Credit Union to use your application for promotional purposes and give consent for Northern Savings to use and publicly display your image in photographs and/or videos in any written, electronic or visual publication in any type of media.

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.

Provide Northern Savings Credit Union with updates on your progress on your chosen program when asked.


Questions about applying?


Coast Mountain College Awards

Our Made in the North awards provide $4,000 annually to local Coast Mountain College students. 

Annual application deadline - February 15


At Northern Savings, we’re proud to help our students stay and thrive in BC’s Northwest.

Through Made in the North, we provide four local students with $1,000 each for programs that are uniquely designed to fit the economic, social, environmental, and cultural needs of the people and communities of the northwest region.


Credit Unions of BC Bursary Program

In the spirit of financial cooperatives, the Credit Union Foundation of BC offers funding to credit union members three times a year.

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The Credit Union Foundation of BC (CUFBC) Bursary Program offers financial assistance to undergraduate students with a demonstrated financial need.

The program is open for applications three times per year: 

Winter: January 1 – February 15
Spring: May 1 – June 15
Fall: September 1 – October 15


Youth Programs

We're proud to help build a brighter tomorrow for our local kids and teens, through our WOW Kids awards and Youth Excellence Society Summer Camp.

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