North Island Credit Union partners with the North County African American Women’s Association to award four college scholarships

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — North Island Credit Union has provided four $2,500 college scholarships to local students in partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA). In the second year of the partnership, the North Island Credit Union Scholarships 2022 were awarded under the NCAAWA Scholarship Program, created to help young African American women gain higher education in an academic institution.

Recipients of the 2022 North Island Credit Union Scholarships under the NCAAWA program include:

  • Hannah Campbell, a 2022 graduate of Surfside Educational Academy in Oceanside, who plans to attend Mira Costa College with a major in environmental science.
  • El Camino High School graduate Lauryn Hall attend sam University of Houston with a major in forensic science in the fall.
  • Mira Costa College student Skye Lebretonwho will participate San Diego State University Global campus with a major in global studies.
  • St. Mark resident Arianna Whitewho is preparing a degree in economics at Harvard University.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the North County African American Women’s Association in providing a vital support network to empower young women in our communities,” said the CEO of North Island Credit Union. Steve O’Connell. “We congratulate and congratulate each of these outstanding scholars and wish them the best of luck in pursuing their educational and professional goals.”

The North Island Credit Union Scholarships, along with all 2022 NCAAWA Scholarships, was presented at its 2022 Salute to Scholars Celebration on June 8e at the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside.

“I am thrilled with what these scholarships can do for these women’s lives. It will not only reduce the financial burden associated with higher education, but ultimately change the trajectory of their lives forever,” said Linda Berrypresident of the North County African American Women’s Association.

Through its annual scholarship program, North Island Credit Union has worked to support the educational goals of outstanding students within its local communities since 2005. Now in its second year, the credit union partnership with the NCAAWA is expanding its education assistance to specifically support North County female students. of African American descent. The credit union also provides financial literacy training to upper-class high school girls through the NCAAWA Global Ambassador Mentorship Program. This program aims to equip young girls of color with leadership development skills, a better understanding of financial literacy, and global issues that impact social and professional development. The first group of Global Ambassadors works with other young high school students in Bermuda And so on South Africa and the Dominican Republic.

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. To date, the organization has provided over $300,000 scholarships and grants to help young women pursue their education.

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 24 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 advanced online and mobile banking . please vVisit northisland.ccu.com for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @northislandcu.

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.

SOURCE North Island Credit Union

Andrew B. Reiter