For Immediate Release
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October 04, 2010
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062

Arizona State Credit Union Awards Scholarships to College Students and Recent Graduates

17 Students and Alumni of Arizona Schools Receive Scholarships to Help Relieve Burden of Student Loans

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union awards $34,000 through its Community Leaders Scholarship and the Loan Reduction Grant program to 17 deserving students and alumni from universities and colleges across Arizona.

The Community Leaders Scholarship helps a wide variety of students attending various universities, colleges and vocational schools in Arizona pay for tuition, books and other academic expenses. The Loan Reduction Grant is unique in that it helps graduates pay for accrued student loans, a large financial burden upon leaving school. This grant was awarded to graduates for academic achievements and continuing commitment to their communities. All 17 recipients are representative of Arizona's diverse student population and are products of Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, University of Arizona, Coconino Community College and Yavapai Community College.

"It is a privilege to be associated with some of the state's brightest and most deserving individuals," said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "I commend each of these students for the commitment they have made to their education. Such dedication will surely enhance their futures as well as the future of Arizona."

These financial awards are the latest in a long line of scholarships and grants provided by Arizona State Credit Union. The Credit Union has been offering scholarships to Arizona students for over 50 years, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the people of Arizona and the future of our communities.

Congratulations to:

  • Amber Morin of San Simon, AZ - Northern Arizona University
  • Elizabeth Johnson of Flagstaff, AZ - Northern Arizona University
  • Tracye Stoddard of Tucson, AZ - Arizona State University
  • Candice Methe of Flagstaff, AZ - Northern Arizona University
  • Terri Lynn Lucontro of Paulden, AZ - Yavapai Community College
  • Desere Foisset of Cottonwood, AZ - Yavapai Community College
  • Erica McClure of Flagstaff, AZ - Coconino Community College
  • Rhonda Deshazo of Cottonwood, AZ - Yavapai Community College
  • Crystal Valazza of Cornville, AZ - Yavapai Community College
  • Gabriella Sanchez-Martinez of Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State University
  • LaDawn Dalton of Prescott Valley, AZ - University of Arizona
  • Mary Nichole Santini of Tucson, AZ - University of Arizona
  • Norma Valenzuela of Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State University
  • Caitlin Sarah Love of Flagstaff, AZ - Yavapai Community College
  • Joy Muir of Tempe, AZ - Arizona State University
  • Allison Bonney of Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State University
  • Maureen K. McDonald of Tucson, AZ - University of Arizona

About Arizona State Credit Union

Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 130,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 22 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a four-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona and a four-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at


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