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March 5, 2010

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Desiree Hoogerhuis
Community Outreach Coordinator
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First Credit Union Awards College Scholarships to Arizona Students

$2,000 in college scholarship money awarded to four graduating Arizona high school students

Chandler, AZ – First Credit selected four recipients for their annual "Imagine the Possibilities" college scholarship program. This is the second year for the program. It is available to First Credit Union youth members who are high school seniors planning to graduate and enroll in a full-time course of study at an Arizona college, university or vocational school. Each recipient receives a $500 scholarship.

The 2009-2010 First Credit Union "Imagine the Possibilities" college scholarship recipients are:

  • Andrea Maldonado from Hamilton High School in Chandler plans to attend Arizona State University
  • Kali Thompson from Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Phoenix plans to attend Arizona State University
  • Michael Tanner Libsack from Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe plans to attend Northern Arizona University
  • Taylor Arvayo from Thunderbird High School in Phoenix plans to attend Northern Arizona University

"The achievements and goals of these exceptional students are remarkable. These kids are juggling school, sports, clubs, volunteer work and part-time jobs all at the same time. First Credit Union is honored to help these students further their education with our scholarship program," said Desiree Hoogerhuis, community outreach coordinator for First Credit Union.

About First Credit Union
Serving Arizona since 1929, First Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with over $400 million in assets and more than 50,000 members. First Credit Union offers all types of consumer and commercial loans and deposit products. Their convenient services include online banking, mobile banking, automated telephone banking, account access at 65,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the Allpoint and CO-OP ATM networks, and shared branching at almost 4,000 locations nationwide with CU Service Centers®. For more information please visit

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