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People Over Profit Foundation and Silver State Schools Credit Union Announce 2022 Scholarship Program Available for Nevada High School Graduates

Continuing its tradition of preparing students for long-term success, Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), on behalf of the People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, is now accepting applications for its People Over Profit (POP) Foundation Scholarships for High School Students in Nevada. The scholarship program recognizes seniors who demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement.

The award-winning credit union has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to graduating Nevada High School Seniors since 1989. In 2022, Silver State Schools Credit Union, through its People Over Profit (POP) foundation, will award ten scholarships to excellent Southern Nevada High School Seniors. Winning scholars will receive a $2,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years, for a total of up to $8,000, to be used for higher education tuition.

“As our scholarship program continues to grow, it is very rewarding for us to recognize outstanding high school students and help them achieve their educational goals,” said Scott A. Arkills, president and CEO of Silver State Schools. CreditUnion. “All of us at SSSCU, along with the POP Foundation, are pleased to encourage young minds to pursue higher education and to motivate students through tuition assistance to help shape our future leaders for Southern Nevada. .”

The scholarship program is designed for SSSCU members graduating from an accredited high school in the state of Nevada in 2022. Applications must be received by email at the Credit Union by midnight Friday, March 18, 2022.. Winning selections will be announced by the SSSCU/POP Foundation Scholarship Committee and will be awarded at the 2022 SSSCU Annual Membership Meeting, to be held virtually on Saturday, April 30.and, 2022. For over 70 years, SSSCU has continuously provided educational resources through financial literacy, scholarships, and distance learning tools, for the community. For more information on the SSSCU Fellowship Program and to apply, visit

Recognizing the positive impacts of its employees, the Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) Board of Directors and its leadership team established the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, a 501 nonprofit charitable organization. (c)(3) Nevada. in 2019. As the charitable arm of SSSCU, the POP Foundation strives to improve education and financial literacy by providing students in Southern Nevada with tools, resources, and access to build a better future through educating , empowering and improving our community for the greater good . From partnering with like-minded local nonprofits, to uncovering unmet needs within our community, we look forward to doing more for students in Southern Nevada. When you donate to the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, your financial support enables us to put funds toward improving the lives of young people in our community. To make a tax-deductible donation and make a lasting difference in a child’s life, or learn more about the POP Foundation, please visit

Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), founded in 1951, is a state-chartered financial cooperative that prioritizes people over profit. The Credit Union serves more than 56,000 members of the educational community, as well as the community at large and their families, with ten branches in southern Nevada. SSSCU provides “Excellent member service and financial solutions – for life!” via a wide range of simple, secure and practical banking products. As of December 31, 2021, SSSCU reported total assets of $1.131 billion, deposits of $1.033 billion and loans of $595 million. Liquidity remains strong at $233 million and the credit union is well capitalized with a regulatory net worth of $101 million, or 8.94% of total assets. Accounts insured up to $500,000. American Share Insurance insures each account up to $250,000. Excess Share Insurance Corporation provides up to $250,000 of additional insurance per account. This institution is not insured by the federal government. For more information, visit