Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Student News

Cashing in on Learning

Prospera Credit Union rewards students of all ages

By Tashon Ziara, Prospera CU


veryone deserves the opportunity to realize their dreams. Thatís why Prospera Credit Union created its Educational Awards Program.


Whether youíre a young student about to embark on new educational adventures or a mom looking for a chance to go back to school; they want to help by putting a little extra money in your pocket.


Prospera has more than $20,000 in Educational Awards to give away in 2015 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 2014, the $2,000 Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award was presented to Hannah Beaton from Langley, who plans to pursue a degree in sports psychology or nursing at Trinity Western University. This award is given to one exceptional high school student pursuing post-secondary education.


Applications for the Prosperaís 2015 Educational Awards have been sent to high schools and post-secondary institutions throughout the province and are also available on Prosperaís 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


In support of youth and education, in 2015 Prospera will also be continuing 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 onmore than 65years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative with operations from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, we serve our members through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking; and a locally-based contact centre. Through our membership in The Exchange network, our members enjoy fee-free access to more than 2,300 ATMs across Canada.


Making life better for everyone is important to us at Prospera. With an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities. To learn more, check out our YouTube channel and Facebook page or visit our newsroom online at



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