Pelican State Credit Union Grants $10,000 in College Scholarship Awards


Pelican State Credit Union Grants $10,000 in College Scholarship Awards

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Pelican State Credit Union doubled its scholarship awards and granted a $1,000 scholarship award to 10 college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities across Louisiana this year.

“We’re beyond excited to continue our commitment to our graduating high school members’ education and to our communities with the Team Pelican Scholarship Awards Program,” said Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

$1,000 can go a long way for college expenses. Pelican scholarship awards can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, meal plans and much more.

A volunteer committee made up of Pelican employees scored the scholarship applications based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service and letters of recommendation. 

2017 Pelican State Credit Union Scholarship Award Recipients:

Amber Daigle – H. L. Bourgeois High School

Madison Estis – Port Barre High School

Rachel Taylor – Denham Springs High School

Mika Cooper – West Feliciana High School

Adrian Ard – Scotlandville High School

Jake Cavenah – Bethel Christian

Emily Litton – Pineville High School

Hannah McKee – Caldwell Parish High School

Kearra Odums – Southwood High School

Callie Decareaux – Alfred M. Barbe High School

Pelican’s Scholarship Award Program was founded 10 years ago and is one of the many reasons why it pays to be a member of Pelican. Team Pelican youth account savings account holders benefit from not only scholarship award eligibility but also monetary rewards for good grades on their report cards each semester.

Scholarship applications are accepted from January – March each year. For more information on eligibility and the application process, call 1-800-351-4877 or visit