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SAFE CU TO AWARD $10,000 IN LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS


North Highlands, Calif. Jan. 20, 2011 – SAFE Credit Union is seeking exceptional teens for scholarship opportunities. As part of SAFE’s scholarship program, ten college-bound high school seniors will each be awarded $1,000 for their outstanding achievements this spring.

Recipients will be chosen based on exceptional grade-point averages, financial need, community involvement, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. SAFE scholarships are awarded annually to students who live or attend school in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Amador, Butte, Contra Costa, Nevada, San Joaquin, Solano, or El Dorado counties.

The application package for 2011 is available online at safecu.org and at SAFE branches. Interested students can also call (916) 979-7233 or (800) SEE-SAFE.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 7, 2011, and addressed to:

            SAFE Credit Union
            ATTN: Marketing
            PO Box 1057
            North Highlands, CA 95660-1057

SAFE’s scholarship program started in 2001 and has since grown to include $10,000 in additional support for the Sacramento County Office of Education Academic Decathlon.

Established in 1940, SAFE Credit Union maintains assets in excess of $1.6 billion and serves more than 150,000 members through 21 branches in the greater Sacramento region. Visit SAFE online at safecu.org.

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