Biola Students Receive Scholarships from Christian Community Credit Union

Christian Community Credit Union to donate $240,000 over the next five years to help support university scholarships

Nov. 16, 2015 By Stephanie Kim

Seven Biola University students received scholarships from Christian Community Credit Union’s (CCCU) “Scholarships for Success” program. The total gift amount of $40,000, awarded in September 2014, is the first installment of a $240,000 donation from the credit union, to be given to Biola over the next five years.

Four of the scholarships recipients, Katelyn Biggerstaff (freshmen), Alyssa Bosanko (freshman), Caleb Raney (freshman) and Brianna Eng (sophomore) received $1,000 each. The remaining three recipients, Mckayla Henderson (senior), Rebecca Strauss (senior) and Joel Elies (graduate student), received $4,000 each, as a part of the credit union’s multi-year scholarship awards.


“Thanks to Christian Community Credit Union’s generosity, our joint efforts will help make a Biola University education more attainable for future generations of students,” said Biola University President Barry H. Corey.

These scholarships are not the only ways Biola and CCCU are working together to help student affordability. One program, an affinity card campaign entitled “Benefits of the Biola Signature Rewards Visa,” will donate $100 to Biola’s scholarship fund for every new Biola Visa card user. Made available November 2014, the Biola Visa also allows cardholders to give back — every time the card is used for purchases, the credit union makes an additional donation at no cost to the cardholder.

“It’s an honor and a blessing for us to form an alliance with Biola in establishing a program that aligns with Biola’s mission of equipping students to impact the world for Christ,” said John Walling, Christian Community Credit Union president and CEO. “The potential for scholarships through our affinity partnership with Biola is great. And the more individuals who take advantage of our special offer, the greater the donation to scholarships!”

CCCU’s “Scholarships for Success” program will begin accepting applications again on February 1, 2016. Go to for details.

The Biola Visa card offer is available for Biola alumni, students and their families, staff and other Biola supports. Information is available online at or at 844-GO-BIOLA (844-462-4652).

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