Ontario Credit Union Foundation is delighted to announce our 42 Youth Bursary recipients for 2016.

Applicants were selected based on financial need as well as their contribution back to their communities. As our inaugural year we we delighted that 117 individuals registered for the youth bursary. The award was open to any Ontario student who was 25 or under as of the submission close date and is or will be attending a post-secondary institution with a program of study that is academic, vocational, technical, or technological.

Students were assessed across four categories; community involvement, personal circumstances, letters of reference, and their compelling essay. Once reviewed they were ranked numerically with top of the list individuals receiving bursaries of $2,500, the other candidates received amounts of $2,000, and $1,000.

While students did not have to be credit union members, we were delighted to see recipients who are members of YNCU, Community First, WFCU, CommTech Fire Services, DUCA, Meridian, Frontline, Kawartha, Thamesville, Motor City Community, Northern, FirstOntario, Sudbury, and Heath Care.

We trust this financial assistance will help in the upcoming school year. Ontario Credit Union Foundation is grateful to our member credit unions and event sponsors who make these awards possible.


  • Abby Ryding
  • Andrew Hewitt
  • Aron Coccimiglio
  • Brij Patel
  • Chloe Gao
  • Christina Sykes
  • Cliff Arseneault
  • Colleen Spencer
  • Connie Yang
  • Connor Gonsalves
  • Cooper Jones
  • Darion Stewart
  • Elgin Tonga
  • Emma Barr
  • Erica Sharp
  • Isaac Fapo
  • Jennah Mcintyre
  • Jessica Ryan
  • Julia Degutis
  • Kilynn Payne
  • Lia Milousis
  • Maham Aqil
  • Margaret Emma Macintosh
  • Marisa Buchan
  • Meaghan MacNeil
  • Meeghan Pearson
  • Michelle Dang
  • Mikala Malkoun
  • Miya Morris
  • Muhammad Saddam
  • Muzala Yamfwa
  • Naomi Ostafichuk
  • Natasha Jeraj
  • Nishaant Bhambra
  • Prakash Pandya
  • Robyn Rachkowski
  • Taneikah Anderson
  • Tejas Pandya
  • Tessa Stewart
  • Victoria Downer
  • William Dennis
  • Yvonna Belkina