Student Awards

We are truly overwhelmed by the talent and passion displayed by the over 500 students who applied for the 2019 Libro Credit Union Student Awards. After weeks of deliberation, it’s our pleasure to announce the 31 winners! 

View 2019 Winners

Libro Student Awards Program


Libro Credit Union's student award program supports youth who demonstrate outstanding commitment to their community while balancing academic success.

In 2019, Libro will be awarding 31 students across southwestern Ontario with scholarships of $2,000 each – a total investment of $62,000 in local students.

Full-time students that are residents of southwestern Ontario (postal code starts with an N) or an Owner of Libro Credit Union, age 17-25, who are enrolled in a Canadian college, university or apprenticeship programs for the 2019-2020 academic year are welcome to apply.


Program Details

Winners Receive

  • An award in the amount of $2000. Funds will be deposited in a lump sum to each winner’s Libro Go Free account prior to the beginning of the September semester 2019 upon receipt of all required documentation.
  • A no fee ‘Go Free’ account at Libro Credit Union (winners will become Libro Owners at no cost).
  • A financial coaching session.

Awards Available

31 - $2,000 awards open to students ages 17-25, who:

  • Can provide proof of full-time enrollment for 2019-2020 in any year of Canadian college, university, apprenticeship program, technical institute or private college.
  • Complete our application and meet all criteria.
  • Have a primary home address within southwestern Ontario (postal code begins with N) as defined by postal code (but may be enrolled in school away from their primary home address), or has a primary address outside of that area but is an Owner of Libro Credit Union at the time of completing the application.
  • 31 winners will be selected.


  • The award is open to legal residents of southwestern Ontario (postal code begins with N) who at the time of application are between seventeen (17) and twenty-five (25) years-of-age inclusive, and who meet the address requirements described above.
  • This award program is open to both non Owners (within the specified geographic area) and Owners of Libro Credit Union
  • Staff, Owner Representatives and Board of Directors members and immediate family members living in the same house are not eligible for a Libro Student Award.
  • Past award recipients who have won awards from Libro Credit Union are not eligible to receive an award in 2019.
  • Libro shall have the right at any time to require proof of identity and/or eligibility to participate. Failure to provide such proof may result in disqualification.
  • All personal and other information requested and supplied must be truthful, complete, accurate and in no way misleading.
  • Libro may at any time, at their sole discretion, disqualify any applicant who: does not meet the eligibility criteria, fails to comply with these rules, attempts to enter the contest in any manner or through any means other than as described in these rules, or attempts to circumvent any of these rules.


  • Applicants who meet the conditions as outlined in the sections above are eligible to apply once.
  • Applicants must fully complete the online application.

Please note that Libro Credit Union will not be responsible for any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete, damaged or undeliverable applications, or any delay or failure to transmit, process, receive or consider applications, or technical failures of any kind.


Your submission must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the award:

  • Have a current minimum academic average of a C+ (67%) or higher.
  • Be enrolled full-time in a Canadian college, university, apprenticeship program, technical institute or private college for September 2019.
  • List 3 volunteer and/or leadership experiences.
  • Submit a 300-500 word (max 3000 characters) essay explaining how you demonstrate leadership qualities and how you contribute to your community.


Winners will be selected based upon Libro’s assessment of the best combination of submission eligibility criteria amongst eligible applicants.


Winners will be notified by phone no later than May 31, 2019.

The winners will be announced publicly at, on Twitter, the Libro Credit Union branch network and They may also be announced through press releases and other media outlets

Co-op Young Leaders

Libro Credit Union is a proud supporter of Co-Operative Young Leaders (CYL). CYL is a week long summer leadership program that goes beyond the traditional camp experience.

Participants will develop leadership skills, go through team building exercises, learn about co-operative principles, and connect with like-minded individuals who are striving to become the leaders of tomorrow.

CYL is an experience that goes beyond camp, and can help with the ongoing learning and development of our youth, and their futures.

To learn more about CYL visit their website.