American First Credit Union awards $1,500 to high school seniors

BREA, CA (August 31, 2016) — American First Credit Union is pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship recipients from local high school in Orange County, CA. The program is open to members and graduating seniors in Orange County who plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution. Each student received their scholarship funds at their awards ceremony and a certificate for exemplifying academic perseverance, community service and leadership.

The 2016 scholarship winners are:

Nicole Ramos (La Habra High School) will be attending California State University, Fullerton


Madison Martin (La Habra High School) will be attending Loyola Marymount University


Daniel Espiritu (Orange High School) will be attending Chapman University


“American First has always been a strong supporter of education and investing in our communities,” said Jon Shigematsu, President and CEO of American First. We believe in the power of education and what it can mean for a young person. We’re honored to play a small role in these future leaders’ lives and their dreams.”

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their academic record, essay criteria, and community leadership and extracurricular activities. The application period for 2017 AFCU Scholarships opens in January and will be available to members and students in the community.

About American First Credit Union

American First Credit Union is a member-owned, full-service financial cooperative established in 1952. Originally the credit union for grocery store workers, AFCU now serves more than 38,000 members. We welcome individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in the Orange, Riverside, or San Bernardino Counties and 14 nearby qualifying cities. To learn more about American First Credit Union, call 800-290-1112, visit or follow us on Facebook.


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