Over $500,000 in Bursaries for Local Students Remain Unclaimed

Kelowna, BC (February 6, 2018) – Interior Savings makes urgent call to action for students to claim their share of the Million Dollar Bursary fund before February 28th.

For the fifth year in a row, Interior Savings is proudly continuing its commitment to award up to one million dollars in bursaries annually. That’s one thousand $1000 bursaries in 2018!

The goal of the Million Dollar Bursary program is to support young people in realizing their full potential. And with over $500,000 still available for students to access, Interior Savings wants to ensure this funding doesn’t go untapped.

The program is a benefit offered to Interior Savings’ members.

According to Kathy Conway, Interior Savings’ CEO, “there’s still time for students to become an Interior Savings member to qualify for a $1000 bursary and for all the benefits membership offers, including our top-rated service, a share of our profits and a free account for young adults.”

To be eligible, students have until February 28th to become an Interior Savings member and apply for the bursary. Last year, the Credit Union saw the same lag in applications until just before the deadline. “The number of applications more than doubled in the final two weeks,” said Conway, “and this past September we issued close to $900,000 in awards.”

With the deadline less than a month away, Interior Savings is making one final push to get the word out to local students who may need a little help with their tuition.

The bursary program is intended for students between the ages of 17 and 24, who are entering or returning to full-time study towards a degree, diploma or trade certification program at a designated post-secondary institution, with classes starting between September 2018 and August 2019. Students can only be awarded this bursary once.

Visit http://www.milliondollarbursary.com for more information or to submit your bursary application.

About Interior Savings

Interior Savings is a member-owned, democratically-controlled credit union dedicated to creating local money while helping to build vibrant communities. Through its 21 branches, 16 insurance offices, Member Service Centre, and two Commercial Services Centres, the Credit Union offers personal and commercial banking and a full range of insurance and wealth management services to more than 70,000 members across 14 communities. In the last 15 years, Interior Savings has returned $53.8 million to members through its Member Rewards Program and invested nearly $8 million in support of community programs. To learn more, visit interiorsavings.com or the Interior Savings Facebook page or Do Some Good page.

For more information, please contact:

Corinne Johnson
Manager, Community Engagement
Interior Savings
T: 250.869.8320 C: 250.718.7382
E: cjohnson@interiorsavings.com