Scholarships
December 21, 2021

Student Scholarship Fund

Pembina West Co-op is committed to the future of our communtiy, and that includes the futures of our community members. By funding student scholarships, it is our goal to reward students who embody our values of community, integrity, and respect, and encourage further education to create improved career opportunities for our young community members.

Pembina West Co-op Student Scholarship Fund awards two $1,000 scholarships each year to grade 12 graduates in our local communities. 

Applicants must submit a completed application form, detailed academic report, two letters of reference from educators or community leaders who are not family members, and a 1-2 page essay describing their community involvement and future goals. Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time post secondary program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada.

Student Employment Initiative

Pembina West Co-op Student Employment Initiative earns students scholarship money for every hour worked with Pembina West Co-op. Students earn a scholarship of $0.50/hour worked, which can be paid out within two academic years following graduation.

The program is open to student employees from grades 10-12 who work a minimum of 520 hours per year from September to August. Proof of enrollment in a full-time post secondary program leading to a certificate, diploma or degree at an accredited college or university in Canada must be provided to administration to receive the scholarship funds.


A Unique Opportunity for Career Advancement

Pembina West Co-op is a member of a network of over 160 local co-operative associations known as the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS). Career advancement opportunities are available not only within Pembina West Co-op, but across the entire CRS network. 

Co-op career stories are quite unique in comparison to other businesses. Most senior managers have worked their way up from entry level positions through the Co-op system to achieve their career successes. 

There is no limit to your potential in the Co-op sytem!