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.


Fuelling youth performance

Fueling youth performance for indigenous athletes

PISE and Island Savings are proud to announce Fuelling Youth Performance. This program is designed to help the indigenous athletes take their performance to the next level and support them on the proper pathway to develop athletically, and reach their goals in sport excellence.

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The Full Cupboard

Island Savings increases support for local food banks.

As community food banks across B.C. are ramping up their operations to accommodate the busy holiday season, Island Savings, a division of First West Credit Union, is stepping up its support for The Full Cupboard.

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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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