10 LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS RECEIVE SAFE SCHOLARSHIPS
North Highlands, Calif. July 5, 2012 – SAFE Credit Union awarded ten $1,000 scholarships this spring, in recognition of the outstanding achievements of college-bound high school seniors from throughout the Sacramento region. The large pool of applicants represented 46 high schools and 30 cities throughout the 12-county Greater Sacramento region.
SAFE chose scholarship recipients based on exceptional grade-point averages, financial need, civic involvement and volunteerism, multiple letters of recommendation, and a personal statement from each applicant on how his or her education will benefit the community.
The recipients of this year's SAFE Credit Union Scholarships are:
- Phoebe Basilio, John F. Kennedy High School
- Ethan Beyak, Folsom High School
- Juan DeLuna, Grant High School
- Chelsea Giese, Union Mine High School
- Austin Lemire-Baeten, Liberty Ranch High School
- Abigail Llorente, Mira Loma High School
- Julia Lund, Oak Ridge High School
- Brittany Mathat, Rio Vista High School
- Caleb Parker, Benicia High School
- Maribel Tovar, St. Francis High School
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. SAFE's scholarship program launched in 2001 and continues to attract bright, community-oriented teen applicants. SAFE's other annual scholarship programs include: $10,000 in support through SAFE's sponsorship of the Sacramento County Office of Education's Academic Decathlon; two scholarships for UC Davis School of Medicine students; and an annual scholarship for the Operation Recognition essay winner.
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 Greater Sacramento. SAFE is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. Government Agency.