2023 North Island Credit Union scholarship recipients. Photo courtesy North Island Credit Union.


North Island Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to San Diego and Riverside Counties college-bound students in its annual College Scholarship Program.

The program recognizes exceptional students active in their schools and communities, giving back to others through service and volunteer work.

“We are honored to recognize these inspiring students, who are truly making a difference in their academic and local communities,” said North Island Credit Union CEO Steve O’Connell. “After reviewing all the outstanding applications we received, there is no doubt we have much to learn from this new generation of leaders. We are excited to help them fulfill their college dreams and wish them the best of luck as they take this next important step in their lives.”

The 2023 North Island Credit Union scholarship recipients are:

Stephen AbkinGrossmont High SchoolEl Cajon
Eva CrickardDel Norte High SchoolSan Diego
Anna LiuRancho Bernardo High SchoolSan Diego
Erik LundeSan Diego High SchoolSan Diego
Mary OgboguJohn W. North High SchoolRiverside
Everett RichardsPoway High SchoolPoway
Usiel SotoHoover High SchoolSan Diego
Jack StoryTorrey Pines High SchoolSan Diego
Kelly VillarrealMission Hills High SchoolSan Marcos
Sophie WhiteFrancis Parker SchoolSan Diego

The credit union’s Annual College Scholarship program was created in 2005. Since the creation of the program, the credit union has awarded more than $395,000 in scholarships to students across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Diego counties.

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 and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the coming year were eligible to participate.