BBB and SDCCU awards students through Ambassador Scholarship Program

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Better Business Bureau (BBB) partnered with San Diego County Credit Union and awarded $5,000 in scholarships to three San Diego students through the BBB Ambassador Scholarship program.

Through presentations, Ambassadors empowered high school peers nearing college and beyond with tools for navigating credit and budgeting, online safety, rentals and housing, student loans, scholarships, and employment scams.

Receiving a $2,500 scholarship, Sundus Hersi represented Helix Charter High School in first place. Kevin Do, Serra High School student, received second place scholarship of $1,500. Third place scholarship recipient, Zubeyda Farah of Helix Charter High School, received $1,000.

“By supporting BBB’s Ambassador Program, SDCCU has helped to educate the next generation on issues of financial awareness, scam avoidance, and how to make the right decisions for their futures,” said Michael Sedio, VP, Chief Operating Office and General Counsel at the Better Business Bureau.

“As one of Southern California’s largest locally owned financial institutions, SDCCU sees improving the financial health of today’s students as essential in helping them thrive in a competitive society. Learning the basics on how to manage your money early on, at a young age, is vital to future financial success.” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO.

For additional information on the program, please visit ambassador.bbbcommunity.org.

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