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The Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2021 Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship winners!

Jordan Zacher

Thank you for selecting me for the Future Leader Scholarship. This award will remove financial barriers and help me achieve my academic and leadership goals by providing the freedom to focus on my studies and volunteering within my community.

As a Master of Public Health Student at the University of Alberta, I will gain the knowledge and skills required to lead and advocate for improved health measures for underprivileged individuals and communities.

Kylynn Dayman

I am extremely grateful for the Credit Union Future Leadership Scholarship. Attending University not only provides extensive academic experience, but also allows for many opportunities to become involved in groups around campus and in the community. I am excited to be immersed in an atmosphere that will allow for further development of the leadership skills and qualities needed to achieve my future goals. Thank you Alberta Central!

Ryan Davis

I would like to thank you so much for being selected as one of the recipients for this amazing scholarship.

I have learned so much over the years of what it’s like to be a leader, and how to constantly evolve to be a better one. I know this is just the beginning and am thrilled to face the future with an open mind and willingness to learn. I cannot wait to continue down this amazing road that is life and discover so many important and exceptional opportunities in which I can use the skills that I have adapted over the years.

The funds will be an incredible help to allow me to continue living in Vancouver and do what I love everyday. They will support me in sustainably living here and attending the school that I love. With the help of this scholarship I can learn what I am passionate about, and take risks in this amazing career and way of life that I am trying to achieve!

Samantha O’Reilly

I am beyond thankful and honoured to have received this scholarship. As for having strong leadership skills since I was young and continuing to use and develop these skills, it is so rewarding to have it recognized! This scholarship will help assist with living costs and fuel to attend practicum in my first year as a child and youth care worker! My goal as a CYC student is to obtain as much knowledge in this field as I can, and go out into the world and make a positive difference in the lives of youth. I would love to work in a group home facility and build connections with youth who are at risk or struggling and help them succeed in life. My leadership skills will come in handy when working with the youth in my care as well as helping classmates and others along the way. The future is dependent on the youth of today and strong leadership skills will be an asset in accomplishing big things down the road!

Tori LaPerriere

I am incredibly grateful to be the recipient of this scholarship as the funds will be an immense support for my endeavors as a student, athlete, coach, and leader in my community. My actions as a leader have always been driven by my purpose; to inspire others to work tirelessly at something they believe in.

I use athletics as a vessel to express my values as a leader; discipline, humility, self-respect, resilience, and strong communication skills. As a coach, this means leading athletes to discover what they’re capable of. As a student, being a leader requires providing value to those around me and fostering change. These funds will allow me to continue my university studies and invest in projects focused on bettering the community.

For 2021, Alberta Central is excited to offer five Credit Union Future Leader Scholarships valued at $4,000 each.
Why do we provide scholarships?

Alberta Central believes in supporting our member credit unions. By providing scholarships to children of Alberta credit union employees and Board Directors, we are helping to build future leaders and deepen understanding of the credit union system.

Who is eligible?

Any child of a credit union employee or Board Director entering any year of a post-secondary degree, diploma or certificate program is welcome to apply.

What are the application requirements?
  • Proof of acceptance to a post-secondary institution.
  • Completion of an essay on a topic related to leadership.
  • Submission of a reference letter from a community member or mentor (not a family member).

For full application requirements including the essay topic, see the application form below.

Conditions of Acceptance

Successful recipients will be required to submit a short video or participate in a virtual interview with Alberta Central representatives speaking about what it means to receive the scholarship. The video and/or interview (along with a photo of the recipient) will be shared on Alberta Central’s digital properties and social media channels. Successful recipients will also be required to provide their Social Insurance Number and consent to the disclosure of personal information to Alberta Central in order to be granted funds.

Important Dates
  • Applications open: June 7, 2021
  • Application deadline (including submission of all required documents): August 31, 2021
  • Distribution of funds: no later than October 31, 2021
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