Coast Central Credit Union announced it is currently accepting applications for its college scholarships, available to all high school seniors graduating this year from schools in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Generally, at least 13 scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each, disbursed over a four-year period. Recipients are required to attend Humboldt State, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years. Its Board of Directors bases its selections on commitment to education, either through outstanding academic performance or consistent improvement during high school, as well as financial need.
Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 12, and applications are available at
Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over 70,000 members and operating 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville and Bayshore Mall, which are open seven days a week. Additionally, members have access to a network of 30,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide. More information is available at coastccu.org and at facebook.com/coastcentral.