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Ron Bate Scholarship

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

Each recipient receives $1,000 to help with their post-secondary education. That's a total of $8,000!

Congratulations to the 2020 Ron Bate Scholarship Recipients

Andrew St. Amour

"The Ron Bate Scholarship will allow me to get off to a good start when I enter my first year at the University of Windsor, Computer Science Degree program and means so much to me not only because it will help me pay for books and school expenses, but also because I know I am being supported by a great local Financial Institution."

Jacob Price

Julia Lane

"I wanted to thank the scholarship committee for choosing me to receive one of the Ron Bate scholarships. It is much appreciated and it will be used to fund my St Clair College tuition in the CICE Culinary program."

Mackenzie Cassidy

"I am so honoured and thankful for receiving this award from Motor city. Motor City does incredible things for the community, and I am beyond appreciative to be a part, and benefit in such a great way from their community outreach!"

Celena DeBiasio

"I am so appreciative of the Motor City Community Credit Union's generosity and commitment to supporting education. As a medical student and future healthcare provider, I strongly believe and appreciate the MCCCU's mission to enhance the quality of life for our community members."

Jesse Laframboise

"I am honoured to have received the 2020 Ron Bate Scholarship. It means a lot to me that my financial institution is willing to invest in my future. My first bank account was opened at Motor City, and I am proud to say that I am a member of the Motor City family.”

Julie Pearce

"I am very honoured to have been chosen as the recipient for the Ron Bate Scholarship. This fund will be used towards helping me achieve my career goal as a nurse practitioner. More specifically, on textbooks and medical supplies."

Maria Geremia

"This scholarship will help lighten the financial expense of the board exam and allow me to focus on my studies in Dental Hygiene at St. Clair College. The service I receive banking with Motor City Community Credit Union the past two years has been excellent and the fact that they give back to the community is one of the reason I will continue to bank with them."

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 levels of professional, and minor hockey. He also had a humorous side and would entertain, sometimes unknowingly, with his way with words, witticisms and thought provoking sayings. Not only did we lose a good friend, the Credit Union lost a great Director.

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


Existing Motor City Members who are applying must be:

  • A member of Motor City for one year prior to application for the Ron Bate Scholarship.
  • Enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a recognized post-secondary institution.

Non-Members of Motor City who are applying must be:

  • Enrolled in a degree or diploma program at a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Become a member of Motor City if they are selected as a recipient of a Ron Bate Scholarship