Pelican State CU Grants $6,500 in College Scholarship Awards

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Pelican State CU Grants $6,500 in College Scholarship Awards

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Pelican State Credit Union granted a $500 scholarship award to thirteen college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities across the state of Louisiana.

“Pelican is committed to serving its branch communities, and our scholarship award program supports credit union members graduating high school who exhibit the same commitment,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

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. 

The recipients stood out among their peers as active leaders in their schools and communities. “We look forward to helping these young members reach their financial and educational goals as they enter college,” Conrad added.

2015 Recipients:

Bliss Stelly, Beau Chene High

Courtney Fontenot, Maurepas High

Destiny Wilson, West Feliciana High

Hannah Ducote, Central High

Isaac McFarland, Caddo Parish Magnet High

Melanek Cotchery, Baton Rouge Magnet High

Rekeya Blackmore, Livonia High

Roshaun Higgins, Isidore Newman High

Ryan Miller, Walker High

Sharlacia Jones, Peabody Magnet High

Shelby Toms, Buckeye High

Thienduc Doan, Airline High

Whitney Ledet, Rosepine High

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

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