Island Savings

Education Awards & Bursaries

Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia

Each year the Foundation provides education awards to credit union members who are British Columbia resident post-secondary students and in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training at accredited schools within the province.

Camosun College

The Island Savings bursary is available to students enrolled in a full time post-secondary program at Camosun College in Victoria, who are a member or a dependent of an Island Savings member. Applicants must be able to demonstrate financial need.

BC Training and Education Savings Grant

The British Columbia Training and Educations Savings Grant (BCTESG) is a provincial incentive that provides a one-time grant of $1,200 towards an RESP for residents born in 2006 or later.

Vancouver Island University

Island Savings is partnered with the Vancouver Island University to provide eight $1,000 bursaries for students enrolled in Human Services programs at the Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley campuses. Preference is given to students who are single parents.


Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters - 8 years of community partnership

Since 2010, Island Savings partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters has provided more than $500,000 in financial support and thousands of hours of volunteerism to their agencies to help improve the lives of children and their families in our trade area.

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Supporting learners & programming at VIU

Investing in community with donation to VIU

On top of the annual commitment of $8,000 towards scholarships and bursaries for students studying at both the Cowichan and Nanaimo campuses, and $2,500 in annual support to the Child & Youth Care Outreach Centre, Island Savings will provide $150,000 over five years to support the capital projects on VIU’s Nanaimo Campus.

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Simple Generosity

Award winning volunteer recognition program to continue

What began as a way of recognizing local volunteers, non-profits and charities in honour of Canada 150 is expanding for 2018. Through the #SimpleGenerosity program, First West will continue to celebrate the outstanding contributions from dedicated volunteers.

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We want to support you in your education. That's why we are offering awards to post-secondary academic, vocational, or technological students who need financial assistance to complete their study program.

We encourage you to contact us for more information about the awards we offer and the application process.

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