SkyOne Federal Credit Union has expanded its partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association to provide college scholarships to students whose families are NATCA members. The credit union is contributing to the association's 2014 President's Scholarship, the largest the organization offers.
Each year NATCA awards several scholarships to the children of its members, primarily air traffic controllers and FAA engineers. The President's Scholarship is awarded to the most promising scholarship applicant.
This year's winner was Victoria Velasquez, who aspires to become a civil rights attorney. She's currently studying business and political science at Notre Dame.
"SkyOne was looking for additional ways to help the families of the air transportation industry, and in particular provide assistance with paying for the escalating costs of college tuitions," Eileen Rivera, president and CEO of SkyOne, said in a news release.
"While good long-term financial planning and saving is a key part of parenting, sometimes it's not enough and many of our members don't qualify for financial aid," she added.
SkyOne, which serves the air transportation industry and is headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., has about 34,000 members and $423 million in assets.
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