Friday, May 16, 2014

Education News

Inspirational Conduct  

Chilliwack student listed for Prospera award in June

Released by Tashon Ziara, Prospera Credit Union, Abbotsford/Submitted photo Hanna Beaton


veryone deserves the opportunity to realize their dreams, but it's not always easy to go from dreaming to doing. That’s exactly why Prospera Credit Union created the Educational Awards Program, which distributes up to $21,000 each year to deserving individuals who are dedicated to helping others and planning to pursue post secondary education.


Traditionally, Prospera’s Educational Awards have been offered in four categories: Neutron Awards for those currently attending high school; Quasar Awards for those already attending post-secondary school; Nebula Awards for those pursuing an education in Athletics, Fine Arts or Culture; and Super Nova Awards for life-long learners who are balancing work, family and community participation while furthering their education.


A new element added in 2012 honours long-time Prospera Credit Union director Ron Sweeney’s community spirit. Ron’s dedication to his community is an inspiration and an example of the difference one person can make in the world. The Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award is given to one exceptional high school student pursuing post-secondary education.


Prospera is happy to announce the 2014 Ron Sweeney Rising Star Award goes to Hannah Beaton, an inspiring, community-minded young woman who lives in Langley.


Hannah is a grade 12 student at Langley Fundamental Secondary School who dedicates much of her time to helping others whether it is through “Step in Someone Else's Shoes,” a program she created herself to gather gently used shoes and distribute them to inner city youth in need; or by hosting Family Sports Night in Langley, a free program that promotes play and strengthens family ties. An honour roll student, track and field athlete, student council member and certified lifeguard, Hannah also traveled to Nicaragua earlier this year to help build a school. Following graduation, Hannah plans to pursue a degree in sports psychology or nursing at Trinity Western University.


Congratulations to Hannah Beaton and all of the 2014 Prospera Credit Union Educational Award winners (listed below).


Neutron Award

Constance Leung, Vancouver

Anna Marie Ryan, Chilliwack

Ciara Tremblay, Abbotsford

Emily F. Clarke, Penticton


Quasar Award

Moriyah Dar, Langley

Camelia Vokey, Penticton


Nebula Award

Amanda Crawley, Kelowna


Super Nova

Tyler Dove, Chilliwack



About Prospera Credit Union

Building on more than 65 years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative enterprise with operations that extend 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 about our community investment programs, check out our YouTube channel and Facebook page.

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