Annual Bursary Program.
At East Coast Credit Union, we believe in the youth of our communities and are committed to building lifelong relationships with our members. That’s why we offer the East Coast Credit Union Annual Bursary Program to eligible graduating high school students to help alleviate the stress of paying for education.

The deadline for 2022 applicants has passed. Watch for the 2023 package in late January 2023.

Who is eligible?
To be eligible for an East Coast Credit Union Annual Bursary, candidates must:

  1. Be a member, the child, or the grandchild of a member of East Coast Credit Union.
  2. Be enrolled full-time for your first year at an accredited vocational program, college, or university for the upcoming academic year.
  3. Complete the application form and submit before the deadline.
  4. Be a Canadian citizen.

Atlantic Credit Union Dave MacLean Bursary Endowment

The Dave MacLean Bursary Endowment offered by Atlantic credit unions provides bursaries for Aboriginal Canadians and African Nova Scotian high school graduates from Atlantic Canada attending St. Francis Xavier University, who demonstrate severe financial need.

Dave MacLean was a proud graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and a strong advocate for StFX and its Coady International Institute. Dave MacLean was also an instrumental leader in the credit union system with an insatiable appetite in building stronger awareness of credit unions, their values and their commitment to community.  As chair of the Canadian Credit Union Association, he made significant contributions to the system under his leadership. With the passing in December 2016, we are pleased to present in his honor the Dave MacLean Bursary Endowment.


  • Recipients must meet the University’s admission requirements and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
  • Recipients must be full-time students, enrolled each year in 24 university credits, (or, should the University’s method of accreditation change, their equivalent).
  • Applicants must be members of a Credit Union in Atlantic Canada and they must provide the name of the Credit Union to which they belong.
  • Applicants must complete an online bursary application through the StFX Limited Bursary program, through which they will outline the financial resources available to support their education and why they should be considered for this bursary.
  • Recipients should have demonstrated some indication of leadership qualities in their communities and be able to make a valuable contribution to student life at StFX.

Selection Process

The Bursary will be awarded each academic year through the StFX Limited Bursary program managed by the StFX Financial Aid Office.  Additional information and the online application may be accessed at: www.mystfx.ca/financial-aid/limited-bursaries.   

The StFX Financial Aid Office will make the selection based on the above criteria and from the information provided on the application.