Vantage West opens $10,000 scholarship program for applications

10 students to receive $1,000 each for higher education

TUCSON, AZ (February 22, 2018) — Vantage West Credit Union, southern Arizona’s largest credit union, is now accepting applications for its 2018  scholarship program. This year, Vantage West will award $1,000 each to 10  students pursuing higher education in Arizona this fall semester.

“We are proud to offer this scholarship opportunity to help students and families take the next step forward in reaching their financial goals. This aligns with our commitment to  help our members succeed through quality education, knowing that  when our members and communities thrive, we thrive,” said Vantage West President and CEO Robert D. Ramirez.

The scholarship program  is open to new and returning students to Arizona colleges and universities, vocational/trade/technical schools, as well as those pursuing post-graduate studies. Nine scholarships are available for general application, and one is reserved for a qualified student from the Mammoth- San Manuel Unified School District.

A panel of judges will make the final selection based on a number of criteria including academic merit, content and quality of a financial  essay, and overall character as demonstrated by  philanthropic activities and other accomplishments.

The application form, along with official rules, is available at Deadline for submission is  March 17, 2018.

To date, Vantage West has awarded close to $30,000 in total scholarships since launching the program in 2013.

About Vantage West Credit Union

Vantage West, the parent credit union for HUSTL, is one of the largest credit unions in Arizona and has been recognized by Newsweek as one of America’s Best Regional Banks and Credit Unions for 2024 and named a Forbes Best-In-State Credit Union for 2023. Established in 1955 to serve personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the credit union has expanded to serve anyone in Pima, Pinal, Maricopa, and Cochise Counties and beyond, through its digital channels. Vantage West offers consumer and business banking services. Both Vantage West and HUSTL are federally insured by NCUA. For more information, visit

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