Interior Savings awarding $26,000 in bursaries to Merritt students.
26 students from the Merritt Branch will receive a $1000 Interior Savings bursary this year, 14 of whom are graduating from Merritt Secondary School.
CEO Kathy Conway says the Million Dollar Bursary Program helps to build the economic fabric in communites within the Thompson Okanagan region.
"We are really excited with the pick up we have seen in recent years. We think it is a terrific opportunity to help students get a head start on their education. And, it's our hope in the long run that they will be able to contribute to their community."
A total of $640,000 in bursaries are being awarded through Interior Savings Million Dollar Bursary Program this year.
The 26 local bursaries will be presented to students at a ceremony later this month.