PSCU Membership Scholarship

PSCU is pleased to support and encourage post-secondary education by offering a $1,000 Membership Scholarship. In the spirit of cooperation, Co-operators Insurance, one of our partners that provides vehicle and home insurance to our members at group rates, is also sponsoring a second scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Through this program, PSCU aims to promote and recognize the qualities of good citizenship and cooperativeness.

The successful applicant will receive a $1,000 Scholarship.

Applicants are required to complete all sections of the attached application and submit the following information:

  • A brief essay, 300 words minimum 500 words maximum,
  • Two letters of recommendation, from the following sources: teacher or counselor; School Principal; community member (for example: employer, physician, member of religious community); or family friend,
  • Letter of Proof of Enrollment from an accredited post-secondary educational institution that is recognized under the federal RESP program, and transcript of previous year’s final grades from your high school years or post-secondary institute.
  • Extracurricular Activities Both School and Community related.

Who Qualifies

  • You must be accepted and registered for a recognized post-secondary program of not less than one year duration or be currently enrolled in a post-secondary program of not less than one year and in full time attendance. Part time attendance may be accepted on a case by case basis.
  • The post-secondary program must qualify under the Federal RESP program.
  • You must be a member of the PSCU or a child or grandchild of a member of PSCU. The member must be in good standing and have been a member for at least a year prior to application being submitted.
  • Children and grandchildren of PSCU Employees, Directors and Committee members.
  • Winners from prior years may reapply but must complete a new application.

Timing

Applications must be received no later than September 30th.

  • Note that incomplete applications will be returned.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used in the selection process:

  • Essay - In a minimum of 300 to a maximum of 500 words addressing the following three questions:
    • How can I promote positive change in my community?
    • What issue are you passionate about in your community?
    • How can your credit union help you in your quest to build a better Newfoundland and Labrador?
  • Extra-curricular activities both school and community service. Please describe your extracurricular activity both school related and community service involvements and why is the activity important to you. How has it affected you and/or members in your community?
  • Letters of Recommendation- Two from the following sources: teacher, school counselor or principal, coach, employer, community member,
  • Academic Achievement - Marks and Awards
PSCU Membership Scholarship