Valley Students Receive $13,000 in Scholarships from Arizona Federal Credit Union

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Local cooperative funds scholarships to help students reach their career goals through education.

Arizona Federal Credit Union located in Phoenix
As a local cooperative, it is our privilege to be able to assist members of the community, and this scholarship is one way we do that.

Arizona Federal, a locally-based credit union in Phoenix, has partnered with the Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation to offer $1,000 scholarships to local students.

The Arizona Federal Scholarship is allotted for 10 students to receive $500 per semester to help pay for tuition and books. For the 2017-18 school year, 13 students were selected as recipients, bringing the total awarded since the scholarship’s inception to $33,000.

“As a local cooperative, it is our privilege to be able to assist members of the community, and this scholarship is one way we do that,” said Ron Westad, president and chief executive officer of Arizona Federal Credit Union. “With the cost of tuition rising, scholarships like ours help students pay for school, which decreases the amount of student loans they have to use and helps them start out their after-college lives with a better financial picture.”

Arizona Federal would like to congratulate the 13 recipients of the scholarship for the 2017-18 school year, including Samantha Cheatham, Joseph Coronado, Veronica Cruz, Angelita Garcia, Heather Hilton, Christine Hines, Alison Kolsrud, Kevin Licklider, Magaly Lozano, Ana Martinez, Hector Medina, Jesus Rivera and Abdullah Yusuf.

For more information about the scholarship and how you can get involved, please visit

About Arizona Federal Credit Union
Arizona Federal is a $1.47 billion not-for-profit financial cooperative providing financial services and expertise to more than 120,000 member/owners. Founded in 1936, the organization takes its mission of financial empowerment and mutual benefit to heart by providing members cutting-edge self-service tools, financial coaches, identity protection services, and annual member payouts when the cooperative does well. Arizona Federal has locations across the Phoenix metropolitan area. Deposits are insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

David Kexel
Senior Director of Marketing
Arizona Federal Credit Union
PO Box 60070
Phoenix, AZ 85082-0070
(602) 683-1000

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