We want you to succeed
FirstOntario is committed to helping our young Members achieve more than just financial success.
When you make the important decision to go to college or university, your studies, not your bank account, should be your first priority.
Here's how we can help
FirstOntario offers six education awards valued at $1,000 each to those who exemplify leadership qualities, community engagement and the drive to make our communities better.
Not a Member yet? That’s ok (but you’re missing out!). We want to help you too.
Here's what you need to know
Applications for the 2021 Education Awards are now being accepted until Friday, May 7. You do not have to be a Member of FirstOntario Credit Union to apply. If you are a successful recipient, you agree to visit a FirstOntario branch in person to become a Member in order to receive your award.
Questions? Please contact CommunityImpact@FirstOntario.com.
Interested in applying?
Please complete the online application.
Valeyo Learning Grant
The Learning Grant program provides up to 12 grants in the amount of $1,000 each to eligible students for full-time study at a qualifying Canadian college or university in 2021. The program runs between February 15 - April 18 and is open to any student who is a member of a participating credit union.
CU Succeed Youth Bursary
The CU Succeed Youth Bursary was established in 2016 by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation. The Foundation provides funding for the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program open to resident Ontario post-secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training. Applications will open April 30 and close June 30 at 11:59 p.m.