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SAFE CU TO AWARD $10,000 IN LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS


North Highlands, Calif. January 30, 2013 – 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 2013 is available online at safecu.org and at SAFE branches. Interested students can also call (916) 979-7233 or (800) SEE-SAFE.

Application packets must be postmarked no later than March 11, 2013 and addressed to:

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

SAFE's scholarship program started in 2001, and the credit union’s support of local education has since grown to include title sponsorship of the Sacramento County Academic Decathlon, two on-campus student-run branches, an internship program, and two annual scholarships for UC Davis School of Medicine graduate students.

Established in 1940, SAFE Credit Union maintains assets in excess of $1.9 billion and serves more than 160,000 members through 21 branches in Greater Sacramento. SAFE is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), a U.S. Government Agency.

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