Program leverages peer presentations aimed at educating students nearing college and beyond with tools to set them up for financial success
San Diego County CA—-San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is proud to announce it’s partnering with the Better Business Bureau serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial counties to present the BBB Ambassador Scholarship Program. The program is designed to reach students heading off to college as entry-level consumers through peer to peer presentations that will provide them with the resources and tools needed for navigating credit and budgeting, online safety, rentals and housing, student loans and scholarships, and employment scams.
“BBB is proud to join with SDCCU, a fellow community leader dedicated to making a difference,” said Michael Sedio, VP. Chief Operating Office and General Council at the Better Business Bureau. “By supporting BBB’s Student Ambassador Program, SDCCU will help us educate the next generation on issues of financial awareness, scam avoidance and how to make the right decisions for their futures.”
Students wishing to participate in the scholarship program are required to deliver a minimum of three presentations to their peers after receiving training on provided presentation material. All student participants will receive a certificate recognizing their contribution towards ethics and smart consumerism as official BBB Ambassadors, and three students will win nonrenewable scholarships for their efforts.
The scholarship program is open to high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors residing and enrolled in high school in San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties. Presentations will be delivered during a three month span, September 1 – November 29, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded to students based on the number of peers presented to over the span of the eligible delivery period, with the top three students that present to the highest number of peers receiving one of three scholarships. For more information, visit sdccu.com/bbb.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.4 billion, over 412,000 customers, 43 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.