California Coast Credit Union
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Every year, the non-profit foundation provides scholarships to current college students, graduating high school seniors, and foster students throughout San Diego and Riverside counties to pursue their dreams of higher education.

“These students have remained resilient and continued to strive toward their goals despite the unprecedented challenges they faced in the past year,” said California Coast Credit Union President & CEO Todd Lane. “Being able lighten the financial burden of higher education is more important than ever, and we are honored to provide this support.”

The Foundation also awarded $25,000 to students currently attending local colleges, bringing the total awarded in 2021 to $91,000.

In addition to student scholarships, the Cal Coast Cares Foundation also awards grants to San Diego and Riverside county teachers to support class projects that advance any of the STREAM fields (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math).

Applications are due Aug. 16. For grant application information and to apply, please visit:

The Cal Coast Cares Foundation was established by California Coast Credit Union in 2015 as a non-profit organization to give back to the community by providing scholarship opportunities for local students and grants for educators.

You can help students and teachers by donating to the Cal Coast Cares Foundation by visiting the Cal Coast website at .