CU Bursary Program

Comtech Fire Members Win OCUF Bursaries

We are delighted to announce that two Comtech Fire members, Ashley Van Kuren and Jennifer (Jenny) Creamer, were recipients of a CU Succeed Youth Bursary this year.

Ashley was one of three to receive our top award of $3,000. Jenny did very well too receiving $2,000. These funds will be used to advance their post-secondary education. In addition, Comtech Fire member Tony Geremia encouraged his daughter to apply and she received $1,500. As she is living in Windsor, Maria elected to open an account with Motor City Credit Union.

You can find all of the information on the 2018 OCUF Bursary recipients by clicking here.

Jennifer C. Ashley V.

Apply for a CU Succeed Youth Bursary

The CU Succeed Youth Bursary program, established by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation, provides funding for Ontario post-secondary students who are in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training.

Bursaries are awarded annually based on the following criteria:

    • The student demonstrates financial need and a history of community involvement.
    • The student is under the age of 25 as of June 30, 2018. (Prior bursary recipients continuing their studies are eligible beyond age 25.)
    • Programs of study may be academic, vocational, or technical.
    • To demonstrate financial need, applicants are expected to have applied to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). A copy of your notice of assessment is required. (Students whose OSAP application is not accepted may still apply.)
    • Acceptable grades (65% or higher) are required.
    • Applicants must be Ontario residents and Canadian Citizens or have Landed Immigrant status.
    • Applicants must be a graduating high school student or in attendance at a public post-secondary institution in Ontario.
    • Applicants attending at a school out of province will only be considered if the program is not offered within Ontario.
    • Graduate and post-graduate students are not eligible; however, students on designated programs of study required to become a professional such as a lawyer, doctor, teacher, etc. may apply.
    • This year’s application deadline is June 30, 2018.

To apply for the CU Succeed Youth Bursary or to find out more, click here.


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