SAFE Credit Union Announces 2017 Scholarship Program
College-Bound High School Seniors Invited to Apply
Folsom, Calif. – Jan. 9, 2017 – SAFE Credit Union today announced the call-for-applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program. This annual program, now in its 16th year, awards 10 outstanding college-bound seniors a $1,000 scholarship, for a total investment of $10,000.
"Helping deserving students achieve their college dreams is a natural extension of the youth-focused activities we host and support year-round," said SAFE President and CEO David Roughton. "The SAFE team is hard at work operating two on-campus branches at local high schools, offering student-focused financial literacy workshops across the region, and more – all in an effort to better prepare tomorrow’s leaders."
With SAFE’s commitment to student achievement in mind, the scholarship committee will select awardees based on their exceptional grade point average, financial need, community involvement, and letters of recommendation, as well as a personal statement.
Eligible applicants must live or attend school in the 12 counties SAFE serves, including Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, and Amador counties. SAFE membership is not required.
The 2017 application package is available online here and at all SAFE branches. Interested high schools seniors and their parents may also call (916) 979-7233 or (800) SEE-SAFE for more information.
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 6, 2017 and addressed to:
SAFE Credit Union
ATTN: SAFE Scholarship Committee
2295 Iron Point Road, Suite 100
Folsom, CA 95630-8765
SAFE Credit Union, established in 1940, is a leading financial institution in Northern California with more than $2.4 billion in assets and more than 200,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions for consumers and small businesses through 21 service centers across the Greater Sacramento region and a mortgage lending office serving Contra Costa County. SAFE offers its members a variety of banking services, including online, chat, mobile, phone, as well as a full-service, locally based call center. SAFE is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, and Amador counties. SAFE is federally insured by the NCUA. www.safecu.org