CARLSBAD, CA — Wheelhouse Credit Union is offering two programs that combined will provide $10,000 in scholarships to students in San Diego County.
The scholarship programs are open to college-bound high school seniors who live in Carlsbad or elsewhere in San Diego County:
- Wheelhouse Badge of Honor Scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors with a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is an active member of law enforcement, fire protection service, health care or emergency medical technician in San Diego County. Five $1,000 Badge of Honor Scholarships will be awarded.
- Wheelhouse Sustainability Scholarships are offered to graduating high school seniors who have a vision and desire to support the environment through eco-friendly initiatives. Five $1,000 Sustainability Scholarships will be awarded.
“We are excited to continue to offer our college scholarship program this year as part of our commitment to supporting the next generation of leaders in our community,” Wheelhouse CEO and president Lisa Paul-Hill said in a statement.
“Both of these scholarship programs focus on areas we are passionate about in helping our city thrive — honoring our first responder families and assisting students involved in improving our environment. We encourage local students to apply for our scholarships as they take this next important step in their educational journey.”
Students must demonstrate leadership, a commitment to public service, and a desire to make an impact on their communities for both scholarship programs, according to Wheelhouse. High school seniors in San Diego County who maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and plan to attend an accredited college full time beginning fall 2022 are eligible to participate. Award criteria include academic achievement, school and community involvement, letters of recommendation, and an essay.
Interested students can find more information and apply online at WheelhouseCU.com/scholarships. Applications will be accepted through April 30. Credit union membership is not required.