VACAVILLE, CA - Great news for college bound seniors - Travis Credit Union announced today that it will award twenty, $1,500 scholarships.
Travis Credit Union encourages all graduating seniors to apply. Each applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, bound for a two-or four-year college or university and a member of Travis Credit Union in good standing. Students who live in Travis Credit Union's twelve-county service region and are not yet members may join the credit union and apply for a scholarship at the same time.
"In the last nine years, we have received a tremendous response from young members who have exhibited a commitment to academic excellence and community service. We look forward to recognizing even more of our deserving young members this year," says Patsy Van Ouwerkerk, Travis Credit Union president and CEO.
The Travis Credit Union Board of Directors established the scholarship program in 2004 and named it the Mary Keith Duff Memorial Scholarship Fund in honor of a long-time board member, who passed away in December 2004.
Scholarship applications are available at any branch location or students may apply online at Travis Credit Union's website at www.traviscu.org. In addition to a completed application other requirements include: a 250-word essay, a certified high school transcript and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Completed applications must be received no later than the close of business Monday, March 11, 2013.
"As a credit union, we are founded on the philosophy of 'people helping people,' and we stand behind the principles that promote human development and social responsibility," adds Van Ouwerkerk. "Offering these scholarships is just one way Travis Credit Union is assisting young members with the increasing cost of higher education and reinforcing its commitment to the financial success of our country's future leaders.
Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Merced Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 12th largest credit union in California with more than 178,000 members and more than $2.2 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Napa, Yolo and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union's strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members and the community; its solid, secure history; and its long-standing track record of dedicated service