Wheelhouse Credit Union Awards Sustainability Scholarships to San Diego County High School Seniors

​Wheelhouse Credit Union is helping the next generation of environmental trail blazers by awarding five scholarships of $1,000 each to college-bound students through its annual Sustainability College Scholarship Program.

A leader in eco-friendly lending and community sustainability initiatives, Wheelhouse recognized five graduating high school seniors in San Diego County who demonstrated leadership, public service, and a desire to make a sustainable difference in their schools and communities.

The 2021 Wheelhouse Sustainability Scholarship recipients are:

​Scholarship Recipient ​School ​City ​College Attending
​Olivia Barman ​University City High School ​San Diego ​UC Berkeley
​Sara Cortes ​Granite Hills High School ​El Cajon ​UCLA
​Bennett Hochner ​Sage Creek High School ​Carlsbad USC​
​Angelica Kamahi ​Granite Hills High School ​El Cajon ​SDSU
​Andrea Orozco

Castle Park High School

​Chula Vista ​USC

Find photos of recipients here.

“Our core commitment to sustainability extends to ensuring we are supporting our next generation of environmental champions who share our passion to protect our natural resources and help our beautiful city thrive,” said Wheelhouse President/CEO Lisa Paul-Hill. “We are honored to support these local trailblazers who are leading the way in their mission to promote sustainability in their communities. We congratulate each of these scholarship recipients, and look forward to seeing the results of their great work in the years ahead.” 

Wheelhouse’s Sustainability College Scholarship Program was created in 2005 to recognize conscientious high school leaders in San Diego County who share the credit union’s passion to positively impact the community through eco-friendly initiatives, helping sustain the environment and resources for generations to come. Since the creation of the program, Wheelhouse has awarded $96,000 in scholarships.