North County African American Women’s Association & North Island Credit Union offer 2024 scholarships and financial literacy programs

Feb. 12, 2024 12:28 AM PT

North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) and North Island Credit Union have extended their partnership for a fourth year, offering scholarships and financial literacy programming to college-bound female students of African American descent in North County San Diego, according to a news release.

Four $2,500 NCAAWA/North Island Credit Union scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors, current ROP, trade school, college and/or graduate students in Carlsbad, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos and Vista. Special consideration will be given to students pursuing degrees in education.

In addition to the North Island Credit Union scholarships, NCAAWA is providing multiple scholarship programs to qualified North County students. Applications and more information about all NCAAWA scholarships can be found at Online applications will be accepted through March 31, 2024.

“We are profoundly grateful to North Island Credit Union for their steadfast support in our efforts to provide educational scholarships to deserving scholars in North County San Diego,” said NCAAWA President Linda Simpkins Berry in the news release. “Their partnership has been instrumental in empowering these students to pursue their academic ambitions and create a brighter future for themselves and our community.”

North Island Credit Union President/CEO Steve O’Connell added in the news release, “We are honored to once again support NCAAWA and its programs to inspire and support the education of young women in San Diego. From scholarships to mentoring programs, NCAAWA is providing essential services to our North County communities. We look forward to helping these students take the next step in their educational journey and providing financial literacy courses to set them up for lifelong success.”

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