$20,000 in Numerica scholarships distributed to 14 students

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA (July 20, 2022) — $20,000 in scholarships was distributed between 14 students through a pair of scholarship programs offered by Numerica Credit Union. The Continuing Education Scholarship for enrolled college students and $tarting Off Right Scholarship for graduating high school seniors aim to help students live well by pursuing higher education.

Alyssa Zapien, one of the Continuing Education Scholarship recipients, said she will be using the funds to help pay for nursing school. A full-time student and part-time nursing assistant, she says this scholarship will be a tremendous help.

“As nurses, we are key members of healthcare teams, and we provide communities with the knowledge needed for healthy living,” Zapien said. “In addition to supporting my community, I want to set an example for future low-income Mexican women like myself in the generations to come. The ability to help people and inspire them to become better versions of themselves is what fulfills my heart and will give me a sense of purpose in my future.”

In addition to ongoing financial education efforts, since 2016 Numerica has offered more than $185,000 in scholarships to support its members. This year, there were four $2,500 Continuing Education Scholarships and ten $1,000 $tarting Off Right Scholarships.

“Many of these students’ families are unable to provide funds for tuition, so they’ve been relying on working part-time, financial aid, loans, and scholarships,” said Lars Gilberts, Numerica’s assistant vice president of community development and impact. “The students we selected stood out because of their drive, community involvement, and career goals. We’re honored to help these young adults pursue their dreams!”

About Numerica Credit Union

Headquartered in Spokane Valley, Numerica has more than 170,000 members throughout Eastern Washington, Central Washington and North Idaho. The credit union offers a full line of financial products and services and invests earnings toward its core purpose of enhancing lives, fulfilling dreams and building communities. With more than $3.6 billion in assets, Numerica is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity lender. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works or worships in the state of Washington or North Idaho.


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