Along with the $2,000 award, scholarship recipients received a $175 gift card to celebrate the exciting news with their family. TCU board members and executive leadership coordinated live Zoom sessions with the winners and their families to announce their awards.
To date, Travis Credit Union has awarded $497,000 in scholarships over the past 18 years, assisting hundreds of students in their educational pursuits. To qualify, students must be college-bound high school seniors, have a GPA of at least 3.0 and submit a 500-word original essay on their future. The applications are evaluated on strength of essay, grades, test scores, financial needs, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.
“These scholarship recipients have tremendous potential. Despite the difficulties that many of them faced over the last two years as a result of the pandemic and the transition to virtual learning, they continued to thrive,” said Kevin Miller, President, and CEO of Travis Credit Union. “TCU is proud to financially support these extraordinary young men and women in their educational pursuits and believes these students will go on to make a genuine difference in our communities.”
The selected scholars will be studying a range of subjects this fall such as psychology, nursing, astrophysical sciences, molecular cell biology, film and music, and economics. These first-year students will be attending UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Los Angeles, Princeton University, Cal Poly, San Jose State, and other colleges.
Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma, Colusa, and Merced counties.
Currently, Travis Credit Union is the twelfth largest credit union in California, with 225,000 members and more than $4.7 billion in assets. As a Community Development Financial Institution, we use our collective resources to support those we serve, to become self-sufficient and to prosper, including those in our community with limited access to safe and secure financial services. As one of the premier financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members, its stability, and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.