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 pelicanstatecu.com/teampelican.