Media City Credit Union in Burbank Awards 2022 College Scholarship
Media City Credit Union in Burbank, a financial cooperative that returns its income to its member-owners, is pleased to announce its 2022 scholarship winner. Through its annual scholarship, Media City aims to reward students not only for their achievements academics, but also for their passions beyond the walls of their classroom. Media City celebrates how they give back to their community and those in need, just like credit unions do.
This year’s scholarship recipient is Olivia Salazar – a Sun Valley resident with a passion for music and the Spanish language who will be attending UCLA as a freshman in the fall.
In high school, Olivia demonstrated exemplary leadership by creating and leading her school’s Latinos Unidos Club with the help of her Spanish teacher. She also organized her school’s very first mariachi band! Olivia shares her passion for the Spanish language by giving private lessons to other students. She goes above and beyond to welcome international students who do not speak English and help them integrate into American culture. Olivia also volunteers at her school’s costume shop, creating and modifying the costumes used in her many performances.
At UCLA, Olivia will pursue a double major in Psychology and Classical Voice and a minor in Spanish. She plans to volunteer her time to teach classical voice to underprivileged children of color in Los Angeles. Its goal is to provide music therapy to underprivileged and predominantly Spanish-speaking clients so that they too can have a meaningful artistic experience.
If you know of deserving students for our 2023 scholarship program, please invite them to join Media City Credit Union so they can take advantage of the scholarships, benefits, and services available to them as members.
About Media City Credit Union
Media City Credit Union has been serving its members since 1936, when we were founded by employees of Helms Bakeries. A credit union is like a bank, only better. Media City offers checks, savings, credit cards, and loans, but the benefits flow back to members in the form of reduced fees, higher savings rates, and lower loan rates. Media City CU is a financial cooperative that gives back to its member-owners.
The credit union offers free access to 75,000 ATMs worldwide and provides online account access. If you live, work, worship, or go to school anywhere in Burbank, or have a relative who is already a member, you can also become a member. As soon as you join, your family members also become eligible. Media City CU has partnered with the ChangeWorks Foundation and by donating a minimum of $25 to this wonderful cause (Media City matches the $25 donation) you also become eligible for membership. New members have immediate access to all services, including loans.