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Learn and Earn Scholarship

At connectFirst, we believe that supporting our communities and financial literacy are important parts of building a stronger Alberta for tomorrow.

connectFirst Credit Union awards scholarships to 12 lucky applicants that are in grade 12 and attending post-secondary the next year.

Our scholarship winners will be involved in their local communities and have a passion for reaching their savings goals. They will participate in a monthly matching program, where they will have the potential to earn up to $2,520 in matched dollars to use towards their post-secondary education.

Eligible applicants can apply between December 18, 2022 and January 6, 2023 for their chance to win.

Interested to apply? Learn more about the program and how to apply below.

How does this program work?

Your journey begins

Once selected, the recipients will go through a 9-month saving program. connectFirst will match $4 for every $1 saved, with students earning up to a maximum of $70/month and $2,520 total in matched dollars!

Invest in your future

Students are required to save each month to maintain the program - lump sum deposits and withdrawals from the designated accounts will not be permitted. We want to support you as you invest in your financial future.

Learn with your mentor

During the 9-month program, students will be assigned a mentor from connectFirst Credit Union who will support them in becoming financially savvy with monthly check-ins to review their goals and work on better understanding various financial topics.

Hard work pays off

At the end of the program in September, students will be provided with their hard-earned savings and matched scholarship dollars.

Interested to apply?

Get inspired.

Meet our past Learn and Earn recipients.


University of Calgary


Miller College of the Bible


Lake Land College


No, they don’t! Chosen students will be required to open an account at their local connectFirst Credit Union branch once selected.
Anyone attending grade 12 in communities served by connectFirst Credit Union and that is attending post-secondary in the year following their graduation.
Yes, they can. It will affect the overall total scholarship received at the end of the program.
A minimum deposit of $25/month is required. connectFirst will match up to $70/month.

Ready to apply? 

Learn more about how to apply, eligibility criteria and the supporting documentation you'll need.

Learn more


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