The ASPIRE Scholarship Program
The ASP!RE Program is a unique scholarship and career start program to help pay your tuition while giving you a head start in the financial services industry. If accepted into the program, you’ll get an annual cash contribution towards your education, guaranteed summer employment while in school, and a guaranteed position with our credit union after you’ve graduated. So, if you’re looking for a program that provides you with work experience that aligns your educational goals, look no further.

The ASP!RE Program can provide you with up to $10,000 per year for post-secondary education costs. If you’re a student currently enrolled in a first, second or third year of a full-time diploma or degree program, you’re eligible to apply.

The ASP!RE Program will provide you with guaranteed summer work for each year you are in school, and a permanent full-time position upon graduation, in exchange for a return in service equal to the period of the scholarship received. For example, if you are accepted into the program and receive a total scholarship of $20,000 for your third and fourth years of school, your return of service commitment to Prairie Centre Credit Union will be two years. Prairie Centre Credit Union is Saskatchewan's largest rural-based credit union serving over 15,000 members in 16 locations. We're a financial co-operative born on the prairies for people who want to live, work, and prosper here.   

The application period for the 2021 ASP!RE program has closed. Check back in Fall 2022 for information on that year's program!
Benefits
  • Receive up to $10,000 per year for your education, to a maximum of $30,000.
  • Arranged summer employment with a competitive salary during the work term; salary will be paid based on the pay grade of the position you’re assigned to for the summer term.
  • Opportunity to be introduced to a wide range of positions while working alongside credit union professionals
  • Application of your academic skills while gaining valuable, relevant work experience.
  • Guaranteed full-time employment upon graduation and preparation for a management career with Prairie Centre


Eligibility
  • Students must be enrolled in a full-time, post-secondary diploma or degree program relevant to the financial services industry (i.e. Business Administration, Commerce, Agriculture, Ag-Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Management, etc.).
  • Students who are currently enrolled in their first, second, or third year of studies may apply
  • Preference may be given to students with a rural/agriculture background
  • Student must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle and be able to travel
  • Students must be Canadian citizens
  • Students must commit to a return of full-time service equal to the number of scholarships received
Application Process
  • Applicants must complete the application form in full.
  • Applicants must submit a current resume including three references, preferably:
    • One reference from school
    • One reference from a past employer
    • One reference who has personal knowledge of you and your accomplishments
Completed application form and resume shall be emailed to: aspire@pccu.ca prior to the submission deadline of 5:00 pm on November 15, 2021. Selected applicants will be scheduled to participate in an interview in Rosetown, Saskatchewan.
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