2020 John Garrison Scholarship Award winners announced

DEER PARK, TX (April 13, 2020) — Shell Federal Credit Union presents the John Garrison Scholarship to graduating high school seniors each year. Recipients are selected based upon academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and response to the application essay. This year’s essay asked applicants to explain how a credit union can accommodate financial obstacles during their first year of college.

More than100 applications from 46 different high schools throughout Harris County, Texas were submitted for the John Garrison Scholarship. Ten deserving high school seniors were selected this year to receive $2,500 for the college, university or vocational-technical school of their choice. Here are the 2020 selected scholarship recipients and the college of their choice.

Sloan Hudson of HeightsHigh School: Texas A&M

Angela Zhong of Cypress Woods High School:University of Texas at Austin

Natalie Molina of La Porte High School: Houston Baptist University

Sarah Lyons of Deer Park High School: University of Texas at Austin

Emily Goodrich of BrazoswoodHigh School: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Paula Perdomo of Dayton High School: University of Houston

Luke Boriskie of La Porte High School: University of Texas at Austin

Luz Acevedo of Pasadena High School: University of Texas at Austin

Omar Cano of Deer Park High School: University of Houston

Irissa Machetta of Klein Collins High School: Harvard University

In light of the current pandemic, Shell FCU would like to acknowledge the scholarship recipients for their accomplishments and hard work throughout their high school careers. Recipients will be recognized and presented an award at the Shell FCU Annual Meeting.

Since 2001, Shell Federal Credit Union has awarded 128 students with the John Garrison Scholarship award totaling$312,500. The John Garrison Scholarship was established in memory of John Garrison, a dedicated volunteer Board Member of over 50 years. His vision and volunteer spirit is still an inspiration for us all. Our hope is that applicants will embrace that same spirit and carry it forward into their careers and volunteerism.

About Shell Federal Credit Union

Shell Federal Credit Union has remained steadfastly committed to its communities since 1937, enriching the lives of thousands through exceptional service, community engagement, and sustainable financial solutions for every life stage. Anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or regularly conducts business in Harris County, Texas can become a part of the Shell FCU family, with a minimal $5 initial deposit.

As a member owned and operated cooperative serving Harris County. Shell FCU offers a wide range of services at no-cost or at lower costs than traditional financial institutions, including more favorable rates on dividends and loans. With twelve branches and a suite of online services, Shell FCU proudly serves more than 140,000 members, manages in excess of $1.8 billion in assets and employs more than 500 dedicated professionals. For more information, visit


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