Golden 1 Credit Union Launches Scholarship Program

SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 15, 2012 — Golden 1 Credit Union, in its ongoing efforts to invest in California’s future leaders, is launching a new college scholarship program for Golden 1 Credit Union members and their dependents.

The Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship will provide awards in three amounts: $1,000 to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit two-year college in California, and $2,500 or $5,000 to full-time students who plan to attend an accredited, nonprofit four-year college or university in California, equaling a total of $90,000 in distributed awards for Fall 2013.

“Golden 1 is committed to supporting our future leaders with their college education,” said Donna A. Bland, Golden 1 President and CEO. Our scholarship program will help families and students achieve their dreams of a brighter future.”

The scholarships are renewable to cover the full two or four years of college. To apply, students must have a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, be involved in community service and extracurricular activities, and the student or the student’s parent or guardian must have been a Golden 1 member for at least one year.

“Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarships complement our products and services for students, support California’s leaders, and demonstrate our further investment in the community,” added Donna Bland.

Applications will be accepted from October 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013. Selected scholarship recipients will be notified in April 2013, and scholarship funds will be disbursed to the student’s California college or university in August 2013.

Students who meet eligibility requirements can apply online at

The Golden 1 Credit Union is California’s leading credit union, with more than 83 branches, $7.9 billion in assets, and more than 620,000 members. For more information, please visit

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