Maps Credit Union Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

Each year, Salem, Oregon-based Maps Credit Union selects some of the most exceptional local students to receive scholarships. This year, the selection committee chose 12 outstanding students to receive a total of $10,500 in scholarship funds.

The Maps Scholarship Program was created by the credit union’s board to honor its roots in education, and to help local students achieve their educational goals. The program is administered by the Maps Community Foundation and funded through the credit union’s Free Community Checking account — the credit union donates one penny to the foundation each time a member uses their Free Community Checking debit card for a purchase.

This year’s winners include:

  • Kayly Muniz
  • Juliet Hewitt
  • Kimberly Mora Olvera
  • Spencer Aeschliman
  • Diego Frias
  • Timothy Slama
  • Caleb Roberts
  • Zechariah Hazel
  • Katia Horsey
  • Cody Faber
  • Samantha Houston

Maps also funds a $3,500 scholarship at Western Oregon University, which is administered by the university, and three $1,000 scholarships at Chemeketa Community College, which the college administers. One scholarship is earmarked for nursing students and the other two are open to any graduating senior who plans to pursue full-time study at the college.

In addition, Maps provides real-life educational and savings opportunities for young members working toward personal and financial goals while building and maintaining good credit. Maps offers savings, checking and credit services tailored to meet the needs of members ages 0-17. Maps student branches serve as school-to-work labs for high school business courses at North Salem, West Salem and McKay high schools.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790,

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