Credit Union West opens applications for five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors

GLENDALE, AZ (January 8, 2021) — Credit Union West has announced that the organization’s 2021 Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from high school seniors in Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, Yuma, Mohave, Coconino, Cochise, Navajo, Apache and Gila counties. In total, there are five $1,000 scholarships available.

“As a local credit union, we are committed to supporting individuals who live and work in the communities we serve,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Our tradition of providing meaningful scholarships to local high school graduates is one way that we help people achieve financial stability and success.”

The $5,000 in scholarship funding will support five high school seniors who plan to attend a trade school, two-year or four-year college in 2021. Scholarship funds will help students manage the costs associated with pursuing their education. Recipients can utilize the scholarship for tuition, class fees, books and other related expenses.

As a part of Credit Union West’s legacy of serving military personnel, two of the scholarships are reserved for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps participants.

Students must meet specific requirements and submit a short essay. To learn more about the application, visit Applications opened on January 1, 2021, and will close on March 31, 2021. Scholarship recipients will be announced on May 3, 2021.

“We believe in helping young people on their journeys to success and financial security,” said Roch. “Our annual scholarship program has supported students pursuing a post-secondary educational pathway that aligns with their goals.”

Youth interested in learning about financial wellness and starting their savings journey can learn more about Credit Union West’s services at

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
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