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Credit union doubles Merced College kids scholarships

POSTED March 18, 2011 7:46 p.m.

Educational Employees Credit Union announced Thursday it will match scholarship contributions to Merced College’s College for Kids program dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500.

College for Kids, offered since 1976 through Merced College Community Services, is a summer program reaching more than 1,000 youth each summer. The program provides summer enrichment, education, and adventure, the College said, by giving participants exposure to a college campus. The program also increases knowledge of career opportunities and requirements and inspires students to enroll in college and obtain a degree, the College said.

A fundraising campaign totaling $15,000 would provide scholarships for 250 students.

To make a tax-deductible donation, call 381-6470. For more information about College for Kids, call 384-6224.

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