Supporting Education

Eligible high school students in
the Shuswap can apply for various
​forms of financial support.

​Supporting Education

Eligible high school students in the Shuswap can apply for various forms of financial support.

Application Information

Scholarships 

Available Scholarships

  • Okanagan College — Salmon Arm Campus: Four $2,000 Scholarships
  • Salmon Arm Seconday: Five $1,500 Scholarships 
  • Eagle River Secondary: One $1,500 Scholarship 
  • Salmon Arm Storefront: One $1,500 Scholarship
  • King's Christan School: One $1,500 Scholarship
  • A.L. Fortube Secondary: One $1,500 Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria

  • Demonstrated academic or technical achievement
  • Community involvement, school involvement, or extraordinary work ethic
  • Membership with SASCU
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution

Important Dates
Applications are made available yearly in April. Deadline for applications is yearly at the end of May.

How to Apply (School District #83)

  1. Applications are available from your school counsellor at your respective academic institution
  2. Applications need to be completed in full and returned to the school counsellor by a determined date
  3. Applications will then be reviewed by a selection committee
  4. Scholarships will be awarded at graduation ceremonies in that application year

Awards

Available Awards

  • Salmon Arm Secondary: two $750 awards
  • Eagle River Secondary: one $750 award
  • Salmon Arm Storefront: two $750 awards
  • King's Christian School: one $750 award
  • A.L. Fortune Secondary: one $750 award

Award Criteria

  • Demonstrated success and strong work ethic in intended field of post-secondary study
  • Membership with SASCU
  • Student pursuing post-secondary studies that are 6 weeks or over in length OR 6 credits per semester as a part time student (this includes vocational programs — Trades Apprenticeship, Trades Foundation, Education Assistant, Health Care Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Office Administration, etc. — as well as part time university transfer and business studies)

Important Dates
Applications are made available yearly in April. Deadline for applications is yearly at the end of May.

How to Apply 

  1. Applications are available from your school counsellor at your respective academic institution
  2. Applications need to be completed in full and returned to the school counsellor by a determined date
  3. Applications will then be reviewed by a selection committee
  4. Scholarships will be awarded at graduation ceremonies in that application year

Bursaries

Available Bursaries

Okanagan College Bursary Overview

  • Applicant must be entering a trades program at the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus
  • Application can be completed online through myOkanagan
  • Applicant must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, a resident of the Shuswap, a SASCU member, and demonstrate financial need

Credit Unions of BC Bursary Overview

  • Applicant must supply proof of enrolment, tuition payment and transcripts 
  • Applicant must have a demonstrated financial need
  • Applicants program of study may be academic, vocational, technical, or technological

Grants and Funds

Available Grants and Funds

SASCU Community Endowment Fund 

We offer funds for environmental projects that benefit or enhance the environment or which promote environmental awareness by providing access to outdoor recreation or environmental education opportunities.

The latest winners of the Community Endowment Fund:

  • Family Resource and Referral Society - Irrigation for community garden on 30th Ave NE: $2,231
  • Shuswap Trail Alliance - Trail Mix, a guide to trails:  $2,312

Learn more >

SASCU Youth Endowment Fund

This is a fairly new fund and criteria is quite open for applicants. As it stands, the criteria for this fund is:

  • it must benefit 'Youth' which we've defined as ages 12-21
  • applicants must be a SASCU member

Learn more >

Have questions?

We're here to help. Give us a call or visit one of our four branches.

Have questions?

We're here to help. Give us a call or visit one of our four branches.