Libro Financial Group Launches Community Builder Scholarship Program

LONDON, ON, March 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Libro Financial Group launched a new $30,000 scholarship program today - the Libro Financial Group Community Builder Scholarships.

Ten, $3,000 scholarships will be awarded to students 17 to 25 in southwestern Ontario who demonstrate outstanding commitment to developing leadership skills while participating in community development projects. Libro knows that by supporting these young leaders we all win. Students attending college, university, a technical institute or private college are all eligible to apply.

"Libro has been committed to youth leadership in southwestern Ontario for a number of years," says Tania Goodine, Vice President Brand. "We return 5% of annual profit to our communities and this scholarship program further builds on that commitment, and supports young people as they continue their personal journey of education and community building."

Applications are being accepted online at www.libro.ca until June 15, 2012. Notification of decisions will be made by July 31, 2012.

Libro Financial Group is southwestern Ontario's full-service credit union operated by a community of owners and open to everyone. With 58,000 owners and more than $1.9 billion in assets under administration, Libro delivers a full range of chequing, savings, investment, RRSP, insurance and loan products along with financial coaching and advice for consumers, and farm and business owners. Libro has been operating for over 60 years and has 15 branches in southwestern Ontario. Owners have access to a surcharge-free network of 3,000 ATMs across Canada. For more information, see www.libro.ca.

For further information:

Tania Goodine
Vice President, Brand
Libro Financial Group
Phone: 519-672-0130 x4328
Cell: 519-871-0162
Email: tania.goodine@libro.ca