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LAFCU Scholarships Now Open to College Students

By Dina Franks

Los Angeles

To broaden its commitment to members pursuing higher education, Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU) is now opening up its Jack C. Mathews College Scholarship Fund to current college students as well as high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in the Fall of 2013. Applicants will be evaluated on their academic transcripts; letters of recommendation; extracurricular activities and community service; verification of acceptance into an accredited college or trade school in an accredited college, university or trade school; and an essay with a credit union focus.

Established by Los Angeles Charitable Association (LACA) in 2010, the scholarship is designed to help LAFCU members and their families offset the increasing cost of education amidst a challenging economy. It is named in honor of the late Jack C. Mathews, a former active and longstanding LAFCU Board member who passed away in February 2013.

LAFCU will award four scholarships of $1,000 each. The deadline to submit an application is April 30, 2013, and the winners will be notified by May 15, 2013. LAFCU members under age 18 must ask their parent or guardian to open their membership prior to submitting an application at

Anyone who lives in Southern California can join LAFCU and take advantage of its financial services. For more information about LAFCU, visit, call (877) MY LAFCU (695-2328), or stop by one of their branches.



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