North County African American Women’s Association and North Island Credit Union Partner to Offer 2022 Scholarship and Financial Education Programs

SAN DIEGO, February 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — For the second year, in partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA), North Island Credit Union is offering $10,000 in college scholarships to female students of African American descent for college in North San Diego County.

Four $2,500 NCAAWA/North Island Credit Union scholarships are available for high school seniors, current ROPs, trade schools, colleges, and/or graduate students in Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, ocean sideSan Diego, St. Mark and View. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing studies in education.

In addition to the North Island Credit Union scholarships, the NCAAWA offers several scholarship programs for qualified North County students. More information on all NCAAWA scholarships can be found at Online applications will be accepted via April 30, 2022.

“We realize that supporting higher education and mentorship opportunities for young women in our communities is critical to their future growth and success. We are thrilled that the North Island Credit Union will continue to be our partner in this effort as we work to help make the university accessible and provide important financial literacy programs for our global ambassador participants,” said the president. of the NCAAWA Linda Simpkins Berry. “These scholarships, along with financial education programs, will help NCAAWA continue its mission of empowering, inspiring, and engaging young women to become more self-sufficient.”

CEO of North Island Credit Union Steve O’Connell added, “We are honored to once again support NCAAWA and its programs to inspire and support the education of young women in San Diego. From scholarships to mentorship programs, NCAAWA provides essential services to our North County communities. We look forward to helping these students take the next step in their academic journey and providing financial literacy courses to prepare them for lifelong success. »

The two organizations are also partnering to provide financial literacy training to upperclass NCAAWA high school girls. Global Ambassador Mentorship Program. The program equips young women with leadership skills, an in-depth understanding of financial literacy and global issues that impact their social and professional mobility. North Island Credit Union provides participants with interactive financial programs and mentorship to teach budgeting, money management, savings, and practical financial life skills, among other topics.

NCAAWA’s vision is to provide a network of support through education, health awareness and life skills programs for women and girls in North San Diego County. “Our first support efforts,” says a founder, Raye Clendening, “focused on women returning to the workforce. Shortly thereafter, we shifted our support in the form of scholarships to African American high school and upgrading students pursuing higher education. ” To date, NCAAWA has provided over $300,000 scholarships and grants to help young women pursue their education.

About the North County African American Women’s Association
Established in 1995, the North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit volunteer organization located in North San Diego County. Its mission is to provide a network of support through education, health awareness, and life skills programs for women and girls in North County San Diego to increase their self-reliance. Maintaining its charitable, educational, and recreational goals, the organization, through its mission, has opened its support to all women in San Diego’s North County, celebrating ethnic and racial pride.

About North Island Credit Union, a Division of California Credit Union
California Credit Union is a state-chartered, federally insured credit union, founded in 1933, that serves public and private school employees, community members and businesses throughout California. With over 165,000 members and assets of over $4 billionCalifornia Credit Union has 25 branches across Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. The credit union operates in San Diego County as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. California Credit Union offers a full range of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking and banking services. cutting-edge online and mobile. Please visit for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @northislandcu.

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Andrew B. Reiter