Altura Credit union offers college scholarships to Riverside County high school seniors

RIVERSIDE – High school students graduating from Riverside County high schools in 2018 are invited to apply for a college scholarship from Altura Credit Union. The deadline for applying is Monday, March 12.

High school seniors enrolled in public and private high schools in Riverside County are eligible to apply. The final number of scholarships has not been determined for this year, but in the past Altura has awarded 40 scholarships, including 25 general scholarships, five for students in Advancement Via Individual Determination programs and 10 for local students who plan to attend University of California Riverside.

Additionally, three memorial scholarships are available.

The Bonnie Gail Polis Educational Endowment provides a college scholarship for those who express intention of pursuing a career in public education and is high school graduate of the Riverside Unified School District.

The Terry Ferrone Memorial Scholarship provides a college scholarship for a graduate of John W. North or Poly high schools in Riverside.

The Kimberly Jean Flores Memorial Scholarship provides a college scholarship for a female graduate of Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California.

A single scholarship application can be used for one or more of the scholarship categories.

The Altura Credit Union Foundation makes the final selection of scholarship recipients. All applicants are expected to be goal-oriented students who exhibit academic achievement, community service, extracurricular involvement, personal character, leadership qualities and financial need.

Students can download the scholarship application from Altura, or from The Community Foundation at  Area high school guidance counselors have applications as well.

Completed applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., March 12.

Send completed applications to The Community Foundation, 3700 Sixth St., Suite 200, Riverside, CA 92501. The Community Foundation assists Altura by accepting and processing the hundreds of applications. Foundation staff also can answer student questions and assist with completing the application. Contact them at (951) 241-7777.

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves nearly 121,000 members, has $1.28 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. military, U.S. government and civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County and retirees of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit or call (888) 883-7228.

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