Wheelhouse Credit Union awards 2023 Sustainability Scholarships to seven San Diego County students

SAN DIEGO, CA (September 21, 2023) — Wheelhouse Credit Union (Wheelhouse) is helping the next generation of environmental trail blazers by awarding seven scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students through its annual Sustainability College Scholarship Program.

A leader in eco-friendly lending and community sustainability initiatives, Wheelhouse recognized seven recently graduated high school seniors in San Diego County who demonstrated leadership, public service, and a desire to make a sustainable difference in their schools and communities.

“We couldn’t be more inspired by the passion, commitment and energy each of these students bring to their sustainability mission,” said Wheelhouse President/CEO Lisa Paul-Hill. “We are honored to support these local trail blazers and help them continue their great work. We know each of them, and all the amazing program applicants, share our goal of helping sustain our environment and resources to benefit many generations to come.”

The 2023 Wheelhouse Sustainability Scholarship recipients are:

Scholarship Recipient School City College Attending
Noah Campillo Poway High School Poway University of California, Los Angeles
Keenan DePaz University City High School San Diego University of California, Irvine
Belle Dolan-Carleton Sage Creek High School Carlsbad Pepperdine University
Ari Kalpakgian Classical Academy High School Escondido Franciscan University
Annalisa Kamahi Granite Hills High School El Cajon San Diego State University
Camila Moreno San Ysidro High School San Diego Pomona College
Abigail Nguyen Poway High School Poway University of California, San Diego

Wheelhouse’s Sustainability College Scholarship Program was created in 2005 to recognize conscientious high school leaders in San Diego County who share the Credit Union’s passion to positively impact the community through eco-friendly initiatives, helping sustain the environment and resources for generations to come. Since the creation of the program, Wheelhouse has awarded $116,000 in scholarships.

Wheelhouse President/CEO Lisa Paul-Hill (second from left) presents scholarships during a special summer celebration event to (L-R) 2023 Sustainability Scholars Annalisa Kamahi, Camila Moreno, and Belle Dolan-Carleton.

About Wheelhouse Credit Union

Wheelhouse Credit Union (formerly San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union) is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1934 serving more than 32,000 community members in the greater San Diego area. Wheelhouse is “San Diego Made and Proud,” providing a full suite of consumer banking services and a comprehensive set of Energy-Efficient and Solar Loan products for the conscientious San Diegan. The Credit Union is committed to helping its Members succeed while supporting initiatives that help San Diego thrive. Please visit for more information, or follow the Credit Union on Instagram®, Facebook® and Twitter®.


Jill Faucher
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