Christian Community Credit Union awards $63,000 in scholarships

(June 2, 2014) — Christian Community Credit Union’s “Scholarships for Success” Program awarded $63,000 in scholarships to 63 students in 2014. Recipients were selected based on their essay, academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and references. The Scholarship Program is offered each winter and awarded in May. This was the first year that the Credit Union began offering multi-year scholarships of $1,000 per year. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and graduate students who are members of Christian Community Credit Union.

“I’m so thankful to Christian Community Credit Union for their generous support of my education. Attending college has been a journey of faith and the Credit Union has been an answer to prayer and played a part in enabling me to pursue both my educational goals and the calling I believe the Lord has given me,” said Kristen Bothel, Life Pacific College student.

“Your contribution is a huge help to my family. I’m appreciative of the work the Credit Union does in my life and in the lives of others. It’s a privilege to be part of a Credit Union that cares for my financial stability and furthering God’s Kingdom! Your generosity is helping me gain the tools to further the Kingdom in the business world as well,” said Heather Hurlock, Biola University student.

“Thank you! What a blessing to help me move forward in my program and practice good stewardship at the same time,” said Serenity Miller, Indiana Wesleyan University student.

“Thank you for choosing me for the $1,000 annual award. It will help me tremendously in my studies. The Lord is good and I will forever be grateful. You have supported my goals and dreams! Stephanie Ann Serpas, Cal Poly Pomona student.

Below is a list of schools where our 2014 Scholarship recipients are attending:

Arizona State University
Auburn University
Azusa Pacific University
Biola University
Cal State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona
California Baptist University
Cincinnati Christian University
Corban University
Drexel University
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Fuller Theological Seminary
Graduate Theological Union
Grand Canyon University
Harvard Law School
Hope International University
Indiana Wesleyan University
John Brown University
Liberty University
Life Pacific College
New York University
Nicaragua Christian Academy
Ohio State University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Portland State University
Saddleback College
Seattle Pacific University
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Crown College of the Bible
Trinity Western University
University of California, Berkeley
University of Hawaii
University of La Verne
University of Pennsylvania
University of Tennessee
Vanguard University
Washington College
William Jessup University
Yale Divinity School

“It brings us great joy to support the students as they pursue their educational goals,” said John Walling, Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO. “With a record number of applications received this year, our Scholarship Committee had the difficult task of narrowing down the recipients. Thankfully, we were able to increase the number of scholarships from 50 to 63 students. As a result, we had the opportunity to bless more students in helping fulfill their calling in life.”

Christian Community Credit Union also offers Student Advantage Banking—a money-saving program exclusively for students as well as a private loan solution called Credit Union Student Choice. For more information, please contact

Christian Community Credit Union at 800.347.CCCU (2228) or visit
With assets of $570 million, Christian Community Credit Union serves 30,000 members nationwide and has served as a financial partner of Christian churches, ministries, and their members for over 57 years. For more information, call 800.347.CCCU (2228) or visit

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