Credit Union awards $2,500 in scholarships to deserving students for enrolling in college, university, or trade school

SANTA ANA, Calif. - June 13, 2018 - Orange County’s Credit Union offers an annual program to provide scholarships to its eligible members who have earned good grades and committed themselves to giving back to the local community. This year, five out of 26 applicants were chosen to receive $500, each based on essays, weighted objective criteria, academic performance, extracurricular and community activities, and personal goals. Applicants were also required to provide SAT scores, ACT scores, letters of recommendation and a resume. The five winners will be continuing their higher education at a college or university. 

“Our scholarship committee had a difficult time selecting our scholarship recipients,” said Leticia Mata, AVP of community development. “All students were extremely qualified with the last two finalists tying in 4th place.  The winning entries this year each had several hours of community and school service and we commend them for all their hard work and accomplishments.”

Orange County’s Credit Union would like to congratulate the following five winners, Justin Park, Matthew Ardia, Monica Alonso, Sarah Heckel and Varsha Nair for going above and beyond with their academics, extracurricular activities and community involvement.

Through every stage of life, Orange County’s Credit Union is “with you all the way” and prides itself on serving its local communities. The Credit Union is honored to award these future leaders and provide them with a chance to pursue their dreams by challenging the status quo and creating their own definition of success.

“We continue with our philosophy in giving back to our members and keep our commitment to the young future leaders of our communities,” continued Mata.

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Orange County’s Credit Union is a Santa Ana-based financial services provider established in 1938 with more than 106,000 members. As a financial services provider exceeding $1.6 billion in assets, Orange County’s Credit Union is a not-for-profit bank, which means its profits are returned to Members in the form of fewer fees, lower loan rates and enhanced products and services. Orange County’s Credit Union offers services including, checking and mobile banking, savings, retirement accounts, as well as auto, small business and home loans, with new mortgage offerings including the Zero Down and 3% Down options. Ranked in the top three percent of credit unions nationwide based on assets, anyone who lives or works in Orange or Riverside Counties and the neighboring communities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood and Cerritos can bank at Orange County’s Credit Union. For more information, visit Orange County’s Credit Union’s website at, or call (888) 354-6228.