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The Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship

For 2022, Alberta Central is excited to offer three Credit Union Future Leader Scholarships valued at $5,000 each. Our scholarship program is all about demonstrating our support for the Alberta credit union system.

Scholarship Overview

The Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship is open to children of Alberta credit union employees or Board Directors entering any year of study at a post-secondary institution, including undergraduate and post-graduate degrees.

All you need to do to apply is complete the online application form (see bottom of page) and submit your required documents by the deadline of August 31, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why does Alberta Central provide scholarships?
    • We believe 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 for the Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship?
    • Any child of a Alberta 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 for the Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship?
    • Complete the application form linked below.
    • Submit proof of acceptance to a post-secondary institution.
    • Complete and submit an essay on leadership (specific topic outlined below).
    • Submit a reference letter from a community member or mentor (not a family member).

Important Dates

  • Applications open: June 29, 2022
  • Application deadline (including submission of all required documents): August 31, 2022
  • Notification sent to successful recipients: September 30, 2022
  • Distribution of funds: no later than October 31, 2022

Conditions of Acceptance

Successful recipients of any Alberta Central Scholarship will be required to submit a photo and brief response as to what it means to receive the scholarship that will be shared on Alberta Central’s internal/external 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.

 

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form linked below.
  2. Submit proof of acceptance, reference letter and answers to the essay questions outlined below to communications@albertacentral.com by August 31, 2022.

Scholarship Essay:

The Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship Essay has two components that must be addressed, as outlined below. Essay’s must be at least 500 words and no more than 2,000 words.

Essay questions:

  1. Explain what your goal is with your area of post-secondary studies, what you hope to learn or achieve and why you think you will be successful; and
  2. Credit unions are financial cooperatives that operate based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.
    Give an example of when you have personally demonstrated self-responsibility either in school, at home or in your community. Did taking responsibility for yourself make you a better leader or teach you something about leadership? 

Application Form

Applicant Information

Credit Union Employee/Board Director Information

Post-Secondary Institution Information

Please note: The Credit Union Future Leader Scholarship Essay has two components that must be addressed, as outlined below. Essay's must be at least 500 words and no more than 2,000 words. 1. Explain what your goal is with your area of post-secondary studies, what you hope to learn or achieve and why you think you will be successful; and 2. Credit unions are financial cooperatives that operate based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Give an example of when you have personally demonstrated self-responsibility either in school, at home or in your community. Did taking responsibility for yourself make you a better leader or teach you something about leadership?
Conditions of Acceptance: successful recipients of any Alberta Central Scholarship will be required to submit a photo and brief response as to what it means to receive the scholarship that will be shared on Alberta Central’s internal/external digital properties and social media channels. Successful recipients will also be required to provide their Social Insurance Number in order to be granted funds.
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