As part of its continuing support of education and in celebration of its 75th anniversary, California Coast Credit Union recently awarded tuition scholarships totaling $11,500 to five local high school seniors who will attend college full-time in the fall.
In addition to four $1,000 scholarships awarded to qualified high school seniors, California Coast Credit Union added a $7,500 scholarship in recognition of the credit union’s 75th anniversary. The credit union was founded in 1929 as San Diego Teachers’ Credit Union to serve the educational community.
The 2004 scholarship recipients were selected on the basis of their academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and an essay on the value that credit unions provide to society.
The following students were named 2004 scholarship recipients, and received an award certificate and a check at their respective school award ceremonies:
Angela Marie Ortiz of Vista High School received the $7,500 scholarship. Angela lives in Oceanside and will attend Cal State San Marcos, where she will study elementary education.
Alif Khalfan of San Pasqual High School received a $1,000 scholarship. Alif resides in Escondido and plans to study engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Katelyn Marie Zeff of University City High School was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Katelyn is a resident of University City and will attend UC Berkeley, where she will major in political science or English.
Stefanie Mah of Granite Hills High School was granted a $1,000 scholarship. Stephanie lives in El Cajon and will study environmental engineering at UC San Diego.
Jennifer Corinne Weber of Mission Bay High School received a $1,000 scholarship. Jennifer resides in Pacific Beach and will attend UCLA where she will major in biology/sports medicine.
According to Terri Miracle, Community Relations Manager for California Coast Credit Union, the quality of the applicant pool this year was outstanding and the number of applicants was the most received since the program’s inception.
To qualify for consideration in the annual program, scholarship applicants, or their parents, must be California Coast Credit Union members in good standing. Students must maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Scholarship applications are available every year starting in late January from high school guidance counselors, at any of California Coast Credit Union’s eight branches or on the website at www.calcoastcu.org.
“We all see the benefits when students succeed, so providing assistance to students helps build a brighter future for our entire community,” Miracle said.