Vantage West Credit Union, Southern Arizona’s largest credit union, has introduced a new scholarship program as part of its continued commitment to financial readiness. The program, which selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including academic merit, the quality and content of a written essay, and a student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism, awards five $1,000 scholarships for students who will be enrolled in college this fall.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges. The application deadline is April 25, 2015.
“With these scholarships, Vantage West is investing in our community’s future,” Robert D. Ramirez, Vantage West president and CEO, said. “We’re hopeful that these scholarships will alleviate part of the financial burden most young adults face when heading off to college. And, we are excited to have the ability to positively influence the financial stability of our future workforce.”
Four of the scholarships are available to any student, and one is reserved for students enrolled in the Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District. Applicants must either be Vantage West Credit Union members in good standing, or be the minor children of members in good standing. In addition, applicants must be full-time students for the fall 2015 semester, enrolled at a state or nationally-accredited higher education institution.
Rendering of the amphitheater at the Great Park at Eastmark.
The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) has awarded Mapei Corporation, in Tempe, with its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) award in recognition of their exemplary safety and health management systems. They join 24 other companies in Arizona with this distinction.
“At ADOSH we believe that an employer’s safety efforts are an integral part of the entire company operations,” said Jessie Atencio, assistant director and consultation and training program manager for ADOSH. “Companies that earn the SHARP award show the responsibility and care needed to operate a safe, successful business, and that is exactly what Mapei has shown.”
To qualify for the SHARP award, ADOSH evaluates an employer’s overall workplace safety and health efforts, including written programs, injury and illness rates and how integrated safety programs are with the day-to-day work environment. ADOSH conducts a full workplace inspection including extensive employee interviews.
Currently, 25 Arizona companies have received the SHARP Award. They are: Abseilon USA, LLC; Alliance Beverage Distribution Company, LLC; Bard Peripheral Vascular; Big W Sales Corporation; Consolidated rebar; Harris/Arizona Rebar; Hill Brothers Chemical Co; Imsamet of Arizona; JM Eagle; Mesquite Power, LLC; National Gypsum Company; Sara Lee Bakery Group; Schnipke Southwest; Schumacher European, Ltd.; Scottsdale Eye Surgery Center; Sto Corp.; Sulphur Spring Valley Elective Cooperative, Inc.; Sun Valley Hand Surgery; Tube Service Company; Vecro Decking, Inc.; West Valley Fertility Center; Weyerhaeuser Building Materials; JM Eagle; Vantage West Credit Union and Mapei Corporation.