Valley First announces $32,000 in education grants to local students

Valley First Credit Union is offering $32,000 in education awards to secondary and post-secondary students

 

Valley First Credit Union is offering $32,000 in education awards to secondary and post-secondary students.

Over the last 13 years, Valley First has distributed close to $300,000 in scholarships and bursaries. In addition to its Valley First UBC Okanagan scholarship, open to those who are planning to attend UBCO, Valley First is introducing a new education award—the Feed the Valley volunteer education award—open to students who volunteer at their local food bank.

Eleven $2,000 education awards will be presented to qualifying secondary and post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding school and community involvement. The UBCO scholarship, valued at $5,000 and two $2,500 awards for outstanding volunteerism in local food banks will total an additional $10,000 in education awards.

Applications and full qualifying criteria can be picked up at any Valley branch or on the Valley First website at www.valleyfirst.com/education. All submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013.