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California Credit Union Awards 10 Scholarships to Los Angeles County Students

Credit union awards $10,000 to college-bound students throughout greater Los Angeles area

GLENDALE, Calif., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles County through its annual College Scholarship Program. Through the program, California Credit Union recognizes exceptional students throughout the greater Los Angeles area who are active in both their schools and the communities, giving back to others through service and volunteer work.

The 2020 California Credit Union scholarship recipients in Los Angeles County are:

  • Zackery Adler, California Academy of Math and Science, Carson
  • Denisse Andersen, Blair High School, Pasadena
  • Brendan Harvey, Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta
  • Rachel Hidalgo, STEM Academy of Hollywood, Hollywood
  • Abigail Leyva, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, Los Angeles
  • Lianne Sauvage, Belmont Senior High School, Los Angeles
  • Grace Tomasek, Burbank High School, Burbank
  • Michael Udo, King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science, Los Angeles
  • Edwin Ulloa, Grover Cleveland Charter High School, Reseda
  • Hilda Gramajo Valenzuela, Sylmar Biotech Health & Engineering Magnet, Sylmar

"We are honored to support these exceptional students and community members as they move to the next level in their education, particularly during this challenging time," said California Credit Union CEO Steve O'Connell. "We received a number of outstanding applications, which were inspiring to all of us. As a credit union founded to serve the education community, we are proud to support this next generation of leaders, and wish them the best of luck in their college career."

College-bound high school seniors and community college students transferring to a four-year university who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the coming year were eligible to participate. This year, California Credit Union's Scholarship Program received over 780 applications, which were reviewed by a Scholarship Committee consisting of credit union staff who selected the award recipients.

The California Credit Union Annual College Scholarship program was created in 2005 to recognize outstanding students within its local communities. Since the creation of the program, the credit union has awarded more than $335,000 in scholarships to students across Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

About California Credit Union
California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 that serves public or private school employees, community members and businesses across California. With more than 165,000 members and assets of $3 billion, California Credit Union has 25 branches throughout Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. California Credit Union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit ccu.com for more information, or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.

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