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Peoria student awarded $1,000 scholarship

Posted 5/11/22

A Peoria student has been awarded a scholarship.

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Peoria student awarded $1,000 scholarship

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A Peoria student has been awarded a scholarship.

Credit Union West announced the recipients of their 2022 scholarship program. In total, the credit union awarded five $1,000 scholarships to qualified Arizona high school seniors.

“Each year we provide scholarships for local high school students with the goal of supporting education-based expenses and helping them establish strong financial futures,” said Karen Roch, President and CEO of Credit Union West. “Congratulations to this year’s scholarship winners, who each show a strong commitment to furthering their education and improving their communities. We are proud to support their educational journey.”

The scholarship award recipients include:
Jaidyn Jaacks, Sunrise Mountain High School
Carlos Zuniga, Mingus Union High School
Dylan Walia, Mountain Ridge High School
Jenna Alcantar, Greenway High School
Callie Oryall, Prescott High School, JROTC

The five winners were chosen based on their academic achievement, involvement in the community and overall character. Applicants were also asked to write an essay about a time when they learned an important money management skill and how that changed the way they look at their finances.

As part of Credit Union West’s legacy of serving military personnel, one of the scholarships has been awarded to a student who participated in their school’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.

Each scholarship supports an Arizona high school senior who plans to attend a trade school, two-year or four-year college after graduation. Students can use the scholarship to manage the many costs associated with pursuing higher education such as tuition, class fees, books, and other related expenses.

“Helping local students pursue their educational and financial goals is at the heart of how we support our communities,” Roch said. “Our scholarship program is a highlight of our community impact efforts, and we look forward to continuing it in future years.”

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