Zia Credit Union Scholarship Winners Announced

ZCU News:

Zia Credit Union is very pleased to announce the winners of the Zia Credit Union Education Foundation Scholarship program for 2015. This year, $25,500 has been provided in scholarships to 28 members who are graduating high school from the Española, Los Alamos, Pojoaque, and surrounding communities. 

“For the past two years, we have presented the majority of our Scholarship award recipients to our members at our Annual Business Meeting. This is an exciting time for the graduates as well as their families,” Zia Credit Union President/CEO David Woodruff said, “and we hope this practice of presenting and celebrating the Scholarship recipients during our Annual Meeting becomes an enduring tradition at Zia Credit Union.” 

Academic Scholarship Recipients:

  • Erica Miquella Diaz – Española Valley High School
  • Everett Key – Los Alamos High School
  • Daniella Victoria Martinez – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Gabrielle Martinez – Peñasco High School
  • Savannah Martinez – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Lynette Torrez – McCurdy High School
  • Victoria Valdez – Española Valley High School
  • Epifanio Velarde – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Luke Villareal – Mesa Vista High School

Leadership Scholarship Recipients:

  • Aaron J. Atencio – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Reina Duran – Mesa Vista High School
  • Alejandria Gallegos – Mesa Visa High School
  • Marilynn Gallegos – Española Valley High School
  • Ryan Maestas – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Alejandro Martinez – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Michelle Martinez – Peñasco High School
  • Jessica Pacheco – Española Valley High School
  • Trevor Pacheco – Los Alamos High School
  • Mapiya Rakestraw – Peñasco High School
  • Anthony R. Rodriguez – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Gabrielle A. Rodriguez – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Deidre Roybal – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Janelle Rubio-Olivas – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Selina Trujillo – Pojoaque Valley High School
  • Erica A. Vigil – Española Valley High School

Special Achievement Scholarship Recipients:

  • Alyia N. Blea – Escalante High School
  • Megan Espinoza – Española Valley High School
  • Hannah Whittaker – Escalante High School

Zia Credit Union opened in 1955 as a state-chartered credit union founded by the Zia Group, contractors employed with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and welcomes those who live, work, or worship in Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos Counties. Zia Credit Union is a full-service financial institution and is an active part of the communities it serves. Zia Credit Union is federally insured by NCUA, is an equal opportunity lender, and serves approximately 12,957 members.


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