"This educational program is just one of the many ways that we work toward making the communities in which we serve better places to live, work, and play.” Shana Runck, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations and Financial Capability, Nusenda Credit Union.
Additionally, since 2015, we have provided scholarship support for high school seniors who need summer school courses to graduate on time and with their peers. For many scholarship recipients, they will be the first in their family to graduate from high school or the first to attend college. Many of the students also live in single-parent homes.
Summer school tuition at Albuquerque Public Schools is typically $500 for two classes and must be paid in advance. Since the partnership began, we’ve supported 25 percent of the summer graduates each year, helping 100 students reach their goal of graduating.
“An expense such as this could be a barrier for seniors who need summer school courses to graduate on time and do not have other types of financial assistance.”
— Shana Runck, AVP of Community Relations and Financial Capability