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SAFE CU AWARDS $30,000 IN LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Sacramento, Calif. June 13, 2013 — SAFE continued its commitment to improving the financial well-being of the community it serves by providing $30,000 in scholarships to exceptional local students this spring.
As part of the annual SAFE Scholarship Program, ten college-bound high school seniors were each awarded $1,000 for their outstanding achievements. The large pool of applicants represented 43 high schools and 28 cities. Recipients were chosen based on academic achievement, financial need, community service, letters of recommendation, and personal compositions on how their education will benefit their community.
This year's recipients include:
- Kathryn Watanabe and Kyle Roux of Bella Vista High School
- Bridget Hanzalik of Folsom High School
- Allison Barcelon and Leah Freedman of Laguna Creek High School
- Tiffany Alunan of Granite Bay High School
- Lourdes Cabrera of Grant Union High School
- Nina Tumanova of Rio Linda High School
- Suzanne Bigley of Rocklin High School
- Sarah Pearson of San Juan High School
The SAFE Scholarship Program started in 2001 and is open 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. As part of SAFE's commitment to investing in education, the credit union also sponsors the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon and awards $10,000 in scholarships to its champions. In addition, SAFE provides $10,000 in Air Force Association (Chapter 116) scholarships.
The scholarship programs underscore SAFE's dedication to giving back to the community. "We want to help students invest in their education," said CEO Henry Wirz, "so that they can use their knowledge and passion to make an impact on the communities in which they will live, work, and volunteer."
Established in 1940, SAFE Credit Union maintains assets in excess of $1.9 billion and serves more than 165,000 members through 21 branches in the greater Sacramento region. Visit SAFE online at safecu.org.