Credit Union West awards $5,000 in scholarships to Arizona high school seniors

GLENDALE, AZ (May 5, 2022) — Credit Union West is excited to announce the recipients of the 2022 Scholarship Program. In total, the credit union is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to qualified Arizona high school seniors.

“Each year we provide scholarships for local high school students with the goal of supporting education-based expenses and helping them establish strong financial futures,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners, who each show a strong commitment to furthering their education and improving their communities. We are proud to support their educational journey.”

The scholarship award recipients include:

● Carlos Zuniga, Mingus Union High School

● Dylan Walia, Mountain Ridge High School

● Jaidyn Jaacks, Sunrise Mountain High School

● Jenna Alcantar, Greenway High School

● Callie Oryall, Prescott High School, JROTC

The five winners were chosen based on their academic achievement, involvement in the community and overall character. Applicants were also asked to write an essay about a time when they learned an important money management skill and how that changed the way they look at their finances.

As part of Credit Union West’s legacy of serving military personnel, one of the scholarships has been awarded to a student who participated in their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC).

Each scholarship supports an Arizona high school senior who plans to attend a trade school, two-year or four-year college after graduation. Students can use the scholarship to manage the many costs associated with pursuing higher education such as tuition, class fees, books, and other related expenses.

“Helping local students pursue their educational and financial goals is at the heart of how we support our communities,” said Roch. “Our Scholarship Program is a highlight of our community impact efforts, and we look forward to continuing it in future years.”

As a leading credit union in Arizona, Credit Union West provides financial education and services to help Arizonans achieve their goals. Anyone interested in learning more can visit for expert money-saving tips and tools to help you reach your financial goals.


About Credit Union West

The Credit Union West tradition had the honor of beginning in 1951 as Luke Federal Credit Union. Originally located on Luke Air Force Base, the organization’s mission was to enhance the lives of military members and their families through being a trusted provider of financial services. Today, Credit Union West embraces the same commitment to the military and now has expanded to include all who live, work or worship in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache, and Gila counties. Credit Union West serves over 90,000 members with more than $1.1 billion in assets. The credit union’s core principles have guided its decisions, which in turn has ensured integrity and trusted member service. Federally insured by the NCUA. Learn more at

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Ryan O’Connor
Credit Union West

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