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Are you a student looking to get help with your college expenses? Do you give back to your community while furthering your education? Look no further than the Motor City Community Credit Union Scholarships!

Motor City is dedicated to providing scholarships and loans to students in the Windsor-Essex area. With monetary awards consisting of six $2,000 Scholarships, our goal is to provide financial assistance towards educational expenses.

Please review the information and eligibility details below and apply for one of our Scholarships before the May 1st, 2024 deadline!

Motor City Scholarships

Ron Bate Scholarship

Each year five young people who are committed to their community and studies are selected to receive a Ron Bate Scholarship.

Five recipients receive $2,000 to help with their post-secondary education. That's a total of $10,000!

About Ron Bate

Ron Bate was a Director and Corporate Secretary of the Windsor City Centre Credit Union for 22 years. He died suddenly on his way home from an Executive meeting on January 16, 2003. Ron was one of the Credit Union’s most dedicated Directors and was a strong advocate of the Credit Union system. He was usually the first to arrive and the last to leave meetings, and his decisions would always lean towards what was best for the Members.

Married to Diane Holman, Ron was also a father and grandfather. He retired in October 2001 from the City of Windsor as an Operations Supervisor with the Public Works Department after 35 years. He was an avid model railroader and refereed many professional and minor hockey levels. He also had a humorous side and would entertain, sometimes unknowingly, with his way of words, witticisms and thought-provoking sayings. We lost a good friend, but the Credit Union also lost a great Director.

The Ron Bate Scholarship was created to honour his legacy and devotion to the Credit Union.

Frank Moceri Scholarship

Established in 2021 in partnership with the Moceri family to honour the memory of Director Frank Moceri, who passed away in 2020.

One recipient receives $2,000 to help with their post-secondary education.

This scholarship will be presented to a student who has been accepted or attending a St. Clair College program related to Finance or Accounting, exemplifies volunteerism through community involvement, and understands the importance of a company engaged with its community.

About Frank Moceri

As a strong advocate for the Windsor-Essex community, Frank applied his knowledge and expertise to advance the region. He was respected and loved as a Director of Motor City Community Credit Union, a proud St. Clair College graduate and Alumni of Distinction winner, and a recipient of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Company of the Year.

Frank was a business owner, board member, fundraiser, and friend. His love and dedication to his family was his most magnificent attribute. Frank's reach also extended to so many businesses:

  • Windsor Disposal Services Limited
  • St. Clair College Foundation Board
  • Town of LaSalle
  • City of Windsor
  • The Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association
  • In Honour of the Ones we Love
  • Windsor Regional Hospital


  • Ron Bate Scholarship: Five (5) $2,000 scholarships will be awarded annually to students in the community attending post-secondary education. 
  • Frank Moceri Scholarship: One (1) $2,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the community attending St. Clair College in a program related to Finance or Accounting. The applicant can be either a member or a non-member.


Ron Bate Scholarship

Member applicants must be:

  • A Motor City Community Credit Union Ltd. member or a child or grandchild of a Motor City Member.
  • Enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Non-Member applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Become a Motor City Community Credit Union member upon receipt of the $2,000 scholarship.

Frank Moceri Scholarship

Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a program at St. Clair College related to Finance or Accounting.
  • A Motor City Community Credit Union Ltd. member; a child or grandchild of a Motor City Member; or a Non-Member.
  • Non-members must become a Motor City Community Credit Union member upon receipt of the $2,000 scholarship.

One scholarship per application per year will be awarded. Eligible candidates can receive scholarships each subsequent year of post-secondary enrolment.

Application Document Requirements

Applications must include the following:

  • An official transcript of grades or, if unavailable, an unofficial transcript of grades;
  • Motor City Student Scholarship Application Form;
  • A statement describing the applicant’s community involvement; and
  • Any other information the applicant may wish the Scholarship Committee to consider.

The Motor City Community Credit Union Scholarship Committee has the right to ask for verification of any information.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated by the Motor City Community Credit Union Ltd. Scholarship Committee, emphasizing community involvement and financial need.

Awarding the Scholarships

  • Awarding of the scholarships is contingent upon confirmation by the Scholarship Committee of the applicant's attendance at a post-secondary institution.
  • Scholarships are awarded to successful candidates at a ceremony in or before June 2024. Monies will be presented at that time.

Partner Scholarships

CU Succeed Youth Bursary

2023 CU Succeed Youth Bursary

The CU Succeed Youth Bursary was established in 2016 by the Ontario Credit Union Foundation.

Over the past seven years, they have awarded $636,000 to 494 students.


The Foundation provides funding for the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program open to resident Ontario post-secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological, or vocational training.

Applicants (or their parent) must belong to a credit union which is a member of Ontario Credit Union Foundation. To receive an award, the recipient must have their own credit union account. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000.


Applications for open April 30th, 2024 and close midnight June 30th, 2024.