California Credit Union awards 10 scholarships to college-bound Los Angeles students

GLENDALE, CA (June 8, 2023) — California Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in Los Angeles county in its annual College Scholarship Program. Through the program, California Credit Union recognizes exceptional students who are active in both their schools and the 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 California 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 California Credit Union scholarship recipients are:

Recipient School City
Roxana Arellano Port of Los Angeles High School San Pedro
Patrick Done Hart High School Santa Clarita
Tyrone Gray III King-Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science Los Angeles
Parasto Hakimi Canoga Park High School Canoga Park
Daylen Larsen La Canada High School La Canada
Kai Larsen La Canada High School La Canada
Anderson Moore Susan Miller Dorsey High School Los Angeles
Sophia O’Hara West Ranch High School Stevenson Ranch
David Vasquez Alexander Hamilton High School Los Angeles
Osbaldo Villanueva Panorama High School Panorama City

Photos of recipients available here.

The California Credit Union Annual College Scholarship program was created in 2005 to recognize outstanding students within its local communities. 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.

About California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 with assets of nearly $5 billion, approximately 200,000 members and 25 retail branches. The credit union serves community members and businesses in the California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura as well as school employees throughout the state. The credit union operates in San Diego and Riverside Counties as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. The credit union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. California Credit Union is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a Low Income Designation, offering inclusive products and services to build financial stability in our underserved communities, including a checking account certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards. Visit for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @CaliforniaCreditUnion.


Jeanne Ouellette

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