In Our Community

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Scholarships

ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union began with and maintains strong roots in the education sector. We understand the value of post-secondary education for students in any stage of life. Through our partnerships with University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and the Waterloo Region District School Board, as well as the Ontario Credit Union Foundation, we are proud to offer a variety of awards, scholarships and bursaries for those looking to attend post-secondary school in Ontario. 

ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union can also provide you with a free student account, low rate education borrowing, and many other services to students in Ontario.

Dennis Daub Scholarship

For the last 6 years, ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union has offered the Dennis Daub Scholarship, named after Dennis Daub who was the CEO of ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union for 31 years before he officially retired in 2011. Dennis’ association with the credit union dates back to the year it was formed in 1972, when he worked for the Waterloo Region District School Board and served on the ECU Board of Directors until he assumed the role of General Manager in 1979.

Past Dennis Daub Scholarship Winners

ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union is proud to present the hardworking students selected to receive the 2020 Dennis Daub Scholarship. The exemplary recipients are:

Congratulations to Tanis & the other two recipients!  We are confident these recipients will succeed with greatness as they begin their post-secondary education and prepare for their future careers.

Tanis Alexander
Wilfrid Laurier University
Tanis Alexander - Tandis Scholarship Winner

OCUF CU Succeed Youth Bursary

ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union is proud to be a member of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation, and donate to the OCUF CU Succeed Youth Bursary. These awards range from $1,000 to $3,000, awarding up to a total of $75,000 in awards in 2020. For information on the bursary or to apply, visit the website at ocuf.org.

UWSA Scholarship and Bursary Program

Being part of the education sector in Waterloo Region, ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union is happy to partner with the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) to co-sponsor an annual award for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Waterloo.

This year, ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union was happy to award $5,000 to UWSA to supplement these awards. UWSA President Lawrence Folland visited our Waterloo branch on July 8, 2020, for a socially distanced presentation of the funds.

To find out more about the variety of scholarships and awards through UWSA, visit the University of Waterloo Staff Association Scholarship page.

 

WLUSA Scholarship and Bursary Program

ECU has also partnered with the Wilfrid Laurier Staff Association (WLUSA) to sponsor and support a scholarship program for full or part-time students at Wilfrid Laurier University. To find out more about the variety of scholarships and awards through Wilfrid Laurier University, visit the Wilfrid Laurier University Scholarship page.

Planting tree in community

Involvement in Our Community

Credit unions have a long-standing reputation for supporting social and environmental organizations through staff volunteers and/or financial assistance, and awarding scholarships and bursaries to youth. ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union focuses upon programs related to education and our youth.

Cambridge Fire Fighters

Each December, ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union helps the Cambridge fire fighters in their collection of Toys for Tots; A campaign to raise money to purchase toys for the children of the Cambridge community. The Cambridge fire fighters have run the basket fund in an effort to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need of assistance.

Nutrition for Learning

With the help of our members, ECU – A Division of WFCU Credit Union is able to participate and donate to Nutrition for Learning. This past year, we have donated over $20,000 to Nutrition for Learning and their programs. To learn more about Nutrition for learning, click here

 

Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation

The Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation is a Community Partnership Matching Program that supports requests to match funds for charities, focusing on poverty, educational or medical related causes. The Foundation funds the community building program by revenue from donations, sponsorships and support of fund raising events. Click here for more information.