Ready to "Rise Up"


DCFU "Rise Up" Scholarship for Undocumented Students

And Special Donation to the Emergency Student Fund

Norwalk, CA. March 3, 2020 -- The Cerritos College Foundation is proud to announce its new relationship with Downey Federal Credit (DFCU). The Credit Union's new "Rise Up" scholarship will be offered beginning Spring 2020. Undocumented students will have the opportunity to receive an award of $600 to help with the cost of attending college. Additionally, DFCU will be offering complimentary financial literacy workshops on campus.

Founded in 1957, DFCU has core values that make it an excellent community partner. The member-focused credit union values honesty and integrity, which you would expect of financial institutions. It also embraces change, fosters accountability, promotes financial literacy, has a passion for making people's lives better, and is socially responsible to its community. "So it just makes sense to create this scholarship for Cerritos College students," says Jessica Cantos, Community Relations Specialist. "The students are a part of our community and we want them to achieve their higher education goals."

When DFCU learned of the challenges that Cerritos College students were facing due to the COVID 19 outbreak, they stepped up again with a $500 donation to the Falcon Cares Campaign.