Credit Union West Supports Continuing Education

Five Local High School Seniors Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

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Credit Union West is deeply committed to supporting the continuing education of local students. To support the development of these future leaders in Maricopa and Yavapai counties, Credit Union West has awarded five graduating high school seniors $1,000 scholarships to use toward college costs.

The 2020 Credit Union West Scholarship recipients are:

  • Eduardo Avila, University High School
  • Katelyn Canedo, Prescott High School, JROTC
  • Daniel Hill, Jr., Moon Valley High School, JROTC
  • Kaycee Krell, Paradise Valley High School
  • Neil Walia, Mountain Ridge High School

The scholarships were awarded based on academic achievement, community service and overall character. Applicants were encouraged to discuss their academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as how the credit union’s core values of commitment, empowerment, integrity and respect resonated with them. Two of the selected recipients are Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students.

“This year saw our highest number of applications since our program began, and with so many amazing students applying, I know our future is in capable hands,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO at Credit Union West. “Congratulations to the deserving winners of our 2020 Scholarship Program!”

This is the seventh year that the credit union has offered scholarships to Maricopa and Yavapai County high school graduates. In their pursuit to assist local graduates continuing their education, Credit Union West has provided $27,000 in scholarships since the inception of the program.

Established in 1951, Credit Union West serves more than 74,000 members and is the watchful steward of over $794 million in assets.  As a member-owned, not-for-profit organization, the credit union not only provides members and neighbors the resources to achieve and maintain financial health but also gives back to the community, actively supporting non-profits that serve the military, veterans, first responders, their families and others. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in Maricopa and Yavapai counties. Credit Union West has earned the highest 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., was named Air Force Credit Union of the Year in 2018 and is a seven-time Top Company to Work for in Arizona honoree.  The credit union is federally insured by the NCUA.

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