Golden 1 Credit Union continues to invest in California’s future leaders with its scholarship program

SACRAMENTO, CA (November 17, 2016) — Golden 1 Credit Union (Golden 1) recently announced that applications are now open for its annual scholarship program, which awards $400,000 in scholarships to qualified students. Golden 1 scholarships from $1,000 to $5,000 annually are awarded to members and their dependents who exhibit excellence in academics, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

“At Golden 1, we believe that investing in California’s future leaders helps makes our communities great,” said Erica Taylor, Vice President, Communications and Community Relations at Golden 1 Credit Union. “Our scholarship program is part of our ongoing commitment to helping our members and their families achieve academic and financial success.”

Golden 1 scholarships provide financial assistance for full-time students who plan to attend a nonprofit, two-year community college or an accredited, nonprofit, four-year college or university in California. Eligible applicants must have earned a 3.0 or higher grade point average, maintained involvement in extracurricular activities for a minimum of 24 hours over the last year, and be a current Golden 1 member or dependent of a member for a minimum of one year.

Since 2013, Golden 1 has invested more than $1.4 million in total scholarship funds awarding 136 scholarships to well-deserving students. Applications are accepted until Jan. 31, 2017.
For more information about how to apply for a Golden 1 scholarship, please click here.

About Golden 1 Credit Union

With more than $20 billion in assets, Golden 1 Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in the United States, providing easy access to the financial solutions, resources, and support their members and communities need to improve their well-being.  Golden 1 is committed to creating a more equitable and financially inclusive California and proudly serves all those who live or work there. Golden 1 is more than 1 million members strong and has over 2,200 employees. Visit for more information.


Jaime Hayden

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