Education & Leadership Awards

Every year we honour and recognize students with education and leadership awards to help with their personal growth and pursuit of continuing education. High school, post-secondary, continuing education students, and parents, can find out more below.

Community Champs


Once again this year, the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation is awarding up to four bursaries, for $2000 each, to local Grade 12 and post-secondary students who show exceptional leadership and an amazing commitment to their communities.

We know there are many remarkable students out there in our grad classes and post-secondary schools!  Tell us about yourself and the amazing work you do to make our world a better place and you could be rewarded with one of our Community Champs Bursaries.

Applications must be received by 4:30pm PST, on Friday, April 28, 2017

  • 2017 Application Form is available by clicking here or at your school's office.
  • Additional supporting documentation detailing your community work MUST be included with the application.
Completed application forms and all accompanying documents can be faxed to 250.368.6039 or emailed to  All applicants will be contacted via email in May once the four winners have been selected.

Questions? Please email


CUFBC Bursaries

The Credit Union Foundation of BC is a province-wide philanthropic organization of the credit union system founded and funded by British Columbia credit union members.

The foundation’s primary purpose is to provide education awards to post secondary students who are residents of BC that are in need of financial assistance for academic, technological or vocational training at accredited schools within the province. The main criteria for bursary applicants is to demonstrate a financial need.

You can find the full list of criteria, along with the online application form at


KS Bursaries

Every year Kootenay Savings is proud to support its high school graduates by providing bursaries at each of the high schools in our communities.

Eighteen bursaries for $750 each are presented to deserving students who plan to attend a technology, university, college or vocational school. Students or student's parents must be members of Kootenay Savings.

More information on how to apply is available at your high school office.


YES Camp

Looking for an adventure you'll never forget? Look no further!

The YES Camp at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island is an amazing life-changing experience for teens age 14 to 18, and once again Kootenay Savings wants to sponsor FOUR Kootenay teens to attend the camp for an action-packed week of fun, learning and leadership.

Focusing on co-operation, communication, leadership, and self-esteem, participants come home with a new perspective, new skills and the confidence to be a leader in their communities.  With tons of fun games, events and activities - including canoeing, hiking, swimming, talent shows, ultimate frisbee, and arts and crafts - campers are sure to make friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Don’t delay! Deadline to apply for sponsorship is May 12, 2017. Click on the links below for more information:  
Questions?  Please email or call 250.368.2683.