SAN DIEGO, Calif. (July 8, 2020) – USE Credit Union (USECU) is proud to announce the five recipients of the USECU Dream Scholarship program for the 2020-21 school year. The first place finalist will receive $2,500 and the four remaining finalists will receive $1,000 each.
“We’re so proud of the hard work that our student members have achieved, and are so excited to see the impact they will have on the world,” said Paris Chevalier, SVP and Chief Experience Officer at USE Credit Union. “These students have had to overcome so many obstacles this year and we hope our scholarship helps them as they move on to their next chapter in life.”
The USECU Dream Scholarship program recognizes qualifying members who are college students and high school graduates seeking higher education. The comprehensive scholarship application process involves letters of recommendation and a short essay about the dreams they hope to achieve following their college degree.
Each of the winners discussed in their essays how they would apply their scholarship towards furthering their academic pursuits across computer science, education, engineering and biomedical research.
The 2020-21 USECU Dream Scholarship Recipients
Shayda M., Carlsbad High School
Alexis R., Poway High School
Arielle Y., University of California, San Diego
Wei L., University of California, San Diego
William T., Summit Public School: Denali
In addition to the Dream Scholarship, USECU offers parents and students additional resources to help pay for college.
About USE Credit Union
Founded in 1936, University & State Employees Credit Union (USECU) empowers nearly 60,000 members to achieve financial wellness through a full range of financial products and services, including checking and savings options, credit cards, loans, mortgages and more. USECU now has more than $1 billion in assets and offers accessibility to its members through eight branches in California, nearly 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs across the nation and 24/7 Online and Mobile Banking access.
USECU membership is open to all California university employees and students as well as California state employees, including California Department of Motor Vehicles, California Highway Patrol, CalPERS and CalTrans, along with others who live, work or worship in Alameda County, Sacramento County, San Diego County, Santa Clara County and Yolo County. As a not-for-profit community leader, USECU partners with causes, events and organizations that reflect a commitment to health, wellness and inclusiveness. Learn more at usecu.org.