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Scholarships & Grants

Teacher Grant

Have a great class project idea? Each Spring and Fall our credit union Awards 10 Teacher Grants of $500 Each.

We support teachers who want to make a difference with our bi-annual Teacher Grant Program. We are pleased to support the education community by offering our Teacher Grant Program. The Grant is designed to assist educators by funding innovative learning opportunities for their students.

Since the creation of the program in 2012, more than $55,000 has been awarded to schools throughout Los Angeles County. Schools benefitting from last year’s program used the funds towards initiatives such as special education, business concepts, solar energy, water conservation and literacy.

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Annual College Scholarship Program

Since the creation of the scholarship program in 2005, our credit union has awarded more than $275,000 to students. Each year, our College Scholarship Program awards $1,000 to 20 students throughout Los Angeles and San Diego Counties to pursue higher education. Eligible participants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and plans to attend an accredited college or university in the following academic school year. Selection criteria also includes academic performance, school or community involvement, a letter of recommendation, and an answer to a short essay question.

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 16, 2018, and winners will be announced on April 6, 2018.

Apply online today.

Rookie of the Year

Each year, California Credit Union joins with the Los Angeles Unified School District to select and acknowledge 18 recipients of the coveted award, "Rookie of the Year." This past August, these first-year teachers celebrated this acknowledgement at a special day at Dodger Stadium where they were presented with their awards in honor of their outstanding commitment and passion for their responsibilities as educators. Congratulations to the 2017 Rookies of the Year.

  • Carlos Monzon, Frank del Olmo Elementary School
  • Kimberly Patterson, West Adams Preparatory High School
  • Ronald Smith, Quincy Jones Elementary
  • April Louie, Maywood Elementary School
  • Amaris Medina, Euclid Avenue Elementary School
  • Liliana Mendoza, Roosevelt High School
  • Arlan Cashier, Van Nuys High School
  • Tro Manankichian, Chavez ArTES Magnet High School
  • Brenda Rodriguez, Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy
  • Michelle Brait, Reseda High School
  • Wes Hambright, Daniel Pearl Magnet High School
  • Melissa Wendorf, Porter Ranch Community School
  • Alyssa Benavidez, Dana Middle School
  • Jessica Braceros, 186th Street School
  • Jesus Claustro, Diego Rivera Public Service Community School
  • Steve Bilek, Paul Revere Middle School
  • Lauren Carr, Baldwin Hills Elementary Pilot & Gifted/High Ability Magnet
  • Carly Taylor, Walgrove Elementary School
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