A selection of winners accept their checks. Photo courtesy Sierra Central Credit Union staff.

Sierra Central Credit Union donates $20,000 in scholarships to support area students

Sierra Central Credit Union is honored to award 20 deserving area college students with academic scholarships to support their educational goals and career pursuits. Each student received $1,000, for a total scholarship donation to the community of $20,000.

“At Sierra Central Credit Union, we believe in investing in the youth that shape our tomorrow,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Ron Sweeney. “Each year, we are continually inspired by the scholarship applicants – not just for their academic achievements, but also their dedication to their communities. Empowering these well-rounded individuals as they pursue their educational goals will always be a privilege.”

This year’s recipients were honored May 22, 2024, at Sierra Central’s Annual Meeting held at Peach Tree Golf Course and Country Club, where they received their checks and were celebrated alongside their families. While some students are pursuing their degrees close to home, others are attending universities across California, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Alabama, and New York, as they work toward degrees ranging from the sciences and engineering to nursing and psychology.

The Sierra Central Scholarship Program has grown and expanded since its inception from a few small awards to now 20, $1,000 scholarships each year to deserving high school seniors and current college students. Scholarship applications are accepted annually from January 1 to April 1, with winners announced each May at Sierra Central’s Annual Meeting of the Members.

To apply you must be a Sierra Central Credit Union Member and a high school senior or current college student. Past winners, still attending college, are welcome to apply each year as well. More information can be found at sierracentral.com/youth/scholarships.

“Congratulations to the Sierra Central Credit Union 2024 Scholarship Program recipients. Your dedication to your education and community service has certainly paid off! Your unwavering commitment to self- improvement and community development is truly inspiring.” said Olivia Brown, Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator. “With over 280 students inquiring about our Scholarship Program this year, it was no easy task for our judges to come up with their top 20 with so many amazing applicants.”

About Sierra Central Credit Union
Established in 1955, at Beale Air Force Base, Sierra Central Credit Union now serves the North State with 20 branch locations throughout Yuba, Sutter, Butte, Glenn, Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Amador, Colusa, Plumas, Sierra, Yolo, Sacramento, Alpine, Modoc, and Tuolumne counties.

A selection of winners accept their checks. Photo courtesy Sierra Central Credit Union staff.