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A little funding can go a long way

We take pride in helping the younger generation succeed by supporting our future community leaders through bursary programs and scholarships. Why not apply for a little help from your friends at East Coast Credit Union?

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Latest news

2024 Student Bursary Program Now Closed

Our 2024 Student Bursary Program is now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied for this important funding. Stay tuned for this year's winners!

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NSCC partnership for equity-seeking students

Removing barriers and opening doors

We're donating $87K over three years to three programs promoting equitable access to education to support students from underrepresented communities.

  • Indigenous Student Support Program
  • Archy Beals Legacy Program
  • Spark Creativity Student Bursary Fund

Supporting our future starts here

Building a strong future for our communities starts with supporting access to education. Get started on the path to success by applying to the programs below.


East Coast CU Bursary Program

Our bursary program is for students going into their first year of post-secondary education. It is awarded based on community and school involvement, rather than grades.


  • Be a member or the child or grandchild of a member of East Coast Credit Union
  • Be enrolled full-time for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college, or university for the upcoming academic year
  • Complete and submit before the deadline


Dave McLean Bursary

Offered by Atlantic credit unions, the Dave MacLean Bursary Endowment, provides bursaries for Aboriginal Canadians and African Nova Scotians who demonstrate severe financial need.


  • Aboriginal Canadians and African Nova Scotian high school graduates from Atlantic Canada
  • Be attending St. Francis Xavier University, who demonstrate severe financial need
  • And more available at the link below


East Coast Credit Union Prize in Entrepreneurship

East Coast CU funds this initiative for graduating BAA students at St. Francis Xavier University. Awarded to a Business graduate, the $500 East Coast Credit Union Prize in Entrepreneurship recognizes outstanding academic achievement within the entrepreneurship area.


Coady Change Leader Campaign

This partnership with community members provides scholarships for people to attend Coady leadership education programs. These programs provide education on social change, including community development, climate resilience, and women’s leadership. East Coast CU has pledged $25,000 to help develop the campaign.

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More for students

Affordable, student-friendly banking

Student banking options that help you reach your financial goals, while you work towards your academic ones. Manage your money and access it wherever your studies take you with digital, mobile, and in person options.

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More for young people

Free banking for youth

Free banking for those 24 and under that helps you reach your financial goals and save for your future. Manage your money and access it wherever your life takes you with digital, mobile, and in person options.

You can count on us

Online or in person, we’re here to help with all the banking services you need: