Friday, August 18, 2017

Three in the Northwest claim their Northern Savings Inspire awards

Three northwest residents have a little extra money to put towards their studies this fall after finding success in the annual call for applicants for Northern Savings INSPIRE Bursary program.

Fourteen submissions were received this year as part of the spring call for applicants and from that deep pool of inspiring candidates Northern Savings officials selected the three that best fit the criteria of volunteerism in the community, composition of an essay, acceptance at a post-secondary institution and financial need.

The call for nominations took place from May 15th to June 30th across the region.

The three recipients for 2017 come from the three communities served by Northern Savings and include:

Desiree Webber from Terrace, recipient of the 1,500 Bursary
Brooke Andressen from Prince Rupert who will receive a $1,000 Bursary and
Abigale McLeod from Masset who will be awarded a $500 bursary

It marks a repeat honour for Ms. Webber, who last year was awarded a $1,000 bursary for her efforts in the Terrace region.

The program which was first introduced in 2013 pays tribute to those young ambassadors in the Northwest who not only engage in community service, but have plans to further their education.

Northern Savings Interim President and CEO Fay Booker saluted this years participants and award winners through an announcement statement from earlier this month.

“The vision of Northern Savings is neighbours helping neighbours to build sustainable communities. We are inspired by the recipients of our 2017 INSPIRE bursaries and we are pleased to show our appreciation for the contribution of these young people in our communities by supporting them as they continue in their personal educational journey. The selfless contribution of one contributes much to many others,” 

In addition to the major awards, all applicants that took part in this years process received a $50 deposit to their Northern Savings accounts in appreciation to their service to their communities..

You can learn more about this years awards here.

For further items of interest from the Northwest commercial sector see our archive page here.

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