North Island Credit Union's San Diego headquarters.
North Island Credit Union’s San Diego headquarters. Photo via thestradagroup.com

North Island Credit Union is encouraging college-bound students in San Diego County to apply for its 2023 Student Scholarship Program. Through the program, the credit union provides $20,000 in scholarships annually to recognize Southern California students who are motivated in their academic studies and active in their schools and communities.

“We’re committed to investing in our next generation of leaders and encourage local students to apply for one of our scholarships,” said North Island Credit Union CEO Steve O’Connell. “We know the costs of higher education have continued to rise and to pursue educational dreams can be a challenge for many. We hope our scholarships make the path to college a little easier and look forward to reviewing the many stories of inspiration in our scholarship applications.”

San Diego County college-bound high school seniors and community college students transferring to a four-year university who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 are eligible to participate. Selection criteria include academic performance, school or community involvement, a letter of recommendation, and an essay submission.

Interested students can find more information and apply online at northisland.ccu.com/studentscholarship. Online applications will be accepted through Friday, March 10, 2023. Recipients will be announced on Monday, April 3, 2023.

The credit union’s Annual Student Scholarship program was created in 2005 to recognize outstanding students within local communities. Each year, the credit union awards 20 scholarships of $1,000 each to students in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside counties. Since the program’s creation, the credit union has awarded more than $375,000 in scholarships.