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POP Foundation Announces 2024 Scholarship Program

January 18, 2024
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Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) is now accepting applications for the 2024 People Over Profit (POP) Foundation Scholarships for Nevada high school seniors. Since 1989, more than $1,100,000 in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding students to use toward higher education tuition.

The POP Scholarship Program recognizes students who demonstrate excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Each year, ten recipients receive a renewable $2,000 scholarship for four years, up to $8,000 total.

“It is extremely fulfilling to recognize and empower future leaders of Southern Nevada and to assist them in achieving their educational goals by providing meaningful opportunities for academic advancement,” stated Scott A. Arkills, President/CEO, Silver State Schools Credit Union. “All of us at SSSCU, along with the POP Foundation, are pleased to encourage young minds to pursue post-secondary education learning, with this longstanding scholarship opportunity.”

The POP Scholarship Program is designed for SSSCU members graduating from an accredited high school within the State of Nevada in 2024. All Nevada residents can become a member at SSSCU, in order to be eligible for this valuable scholarship opportunity. The 2024 scholarship application deadline is 11:59 pm PST on Friday, March 1, 2024. For complete details and to apply, visit

Questions? Please contact us at or call 702.661.1276.

About the POP Foundation and SSSCU

Recognizing the positive impacts of its employees, the Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) Board of Directors and its Executive Team established the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, a Nevada nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization in 2019. As the charitable arm of SSSCU, the POP Foundation strives to elevate Education and Financial Literacy by providing Southern Nevada students and educators with tools, resources, and access to build a better future by educating, empowering, and enhancing our community for the common good. From partnering with like-minded local nonprofit organizations, to uncovering unmet needs within our community, we are eager to do more for Southern Nevada students and educators. When you donate to the Silver State Schools CU People Over Profit (POP) Foundation, your financial support enables us to put funds toward bettering the lives of the education community. To give a tax-deductible donation and make a lasting difference in the life of a child, or learn more about the POP Foundation, please visit

Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU), founded in 1951, is a State-Chartered financial co-operative Prioritizing People Over Profit. The Credit Union serves over 63,000 members of the educational community, as well as the Southern Nevada community at large and their families, with ten branches in the valley. SSSCU provides “Excellent Member Service and Financial Solutions – For Life!” via a wide range of banking products, that are simple, secure, and convenient. As of September 2023, SSSCU reported total assets of $1.142 Billion, deposits of $1.044 Billion, and loans of $826 Million. Liquidity remains strong at $42 Million, and the credit union is well-capitalized with a regulatory net worth at $118 Million, equal to 10.24% of total assets. Accounts insured up to $500,000. American Share Insurance insures each account up to $250,000. Excess Share Insurance Corporation provides up to an additional $250,000 of insurance per account. This institution is not federally insured.