North Island Credit Union Foundation awards 10 scholarships to college-bound San Diego and Riverside County students

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 2, 2024) — North Island Credit Union Foundation has awarded 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students in San Diego and Riverside Counties in its annual College Scholarship Program. Through the program, North Island Credit Union Foundation recognizes exceptional students who are active in both their schools and the communities, giving back to others through service and volunteer work.

“We were excited to see so many promising students participate in our program this year, and hope these scholarships will make the road to a college education just a little bit easier,” said North Island Credit Union Foundation President Marvel Ford. “We are proud to recognize these students not just for their hard work in school, but also for their commitment to supporting their local communities. We wish all these inspiring students the very best of luck in their future education.”

The 2024 North Island Credit Union Foundation scholarship recipients are:

Recipient School City
Calee Birney Granite Hills High School El Cajon
Ishaa Giridhar Rancho Bernardo High School San Diego
Racel Ligeralde Scripps Ranch High School San Diego
Daniela Martinez Tahquitz High School Hemet
Tayler Nguyen University City High School San Diego
Samantha Resendiz Escondido High School Escondido
Daelin Ross Patrick Henry High School San Diego
Julius Stevens Steele Canyon High School Spring Valley
Jenny Tran Crawford High School San Diego
Chloë Zuñiga Chaparral High School Temecula

The Foundation’s Annual College Scholarship program was created by the credit union in 2005 to recognize outstanding students within its local communities. Since the creation of the program, more than $425,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students across San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.

College-bound high school seniors and community college students transferring to a four-year university who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and plan to attend an accredited college or university in the coming year were eligible to participate.

2024 North Island Credit Union Foundation scholarship recipients were honored at a celebratory reception at North Island Credit Union on April 25, 2024.

About North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 with assets of nearly $5 billion, approximately 200,000 members and 25 retail branches. The credit union serves community members and businesses in the California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura as well as school employees throughout the state. The credit union operates in San Diego and Riverside Counties as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. The credit union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. California Credit Union is certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a Low Income Designation, offering inclusive products and services to build financial stability in our underserved communities, including a checking account certified as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards. Visit for more information or follow the credit union on Instagram® or Facebook® @northislandcu.


Jeanne Ouellette

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