A+FCU awards $90,000 in scholarships to 45 area high school and college students

AUSTIN, TX (June 8, 2017) — The A+ Federal Credit Union (A+FCU) Board of Directors continues its commitment to education by awarding $90,000 in scholarship to 45 high school and college students in Central Texas.

Each student receives $2,000 to help with educational expenses. The 45 winners were selected from over 800 applicants for their outstanding academic achievement, as well as their community involvement. This year’s winners represent 28 different high schools and five different universities.

“Started in 1984, the A+FCU Scholarship Program began by awarding two scholarships and has grown to what it is today,” said Kerry A.S. Parker, A+FCU CEO. “We are very proud to be able to expand a program that awards students with funds to help fulfill their dream of going to college.”

Winners were recognized on May 17, 2017 at a Scholarship Reception hosted by the A+FCU Board of Directors.

2017 Collegiate Students

Recipient College Major
Amanda Carrasco Texas State University Education
Ashley Mireles Texas A&M University – Commerce, TX Education
Marcy Munoz University of Texas at Austin Education
Jacqueline Parker Minnesota State University Moorhead Education
Carissa Sato Dallas Baptist University Education
Riley Warren University of Texas at Austin Education

2017 High School Students – Education Majors

Recipient School Major
Meagan Anderson Rouse High School Education
Ryleigh Britton Pflugerville High School Education
Catherine Holcomb Sterling Classical School Education
Andrew Jezisek Cedar Ridge High School Education
Payton Mcintyre Bowie High School Education
Ashley Prado Hendrickson High School Education
Melissa Tonn Pflugerville High School Education
Mary Haven Wicker Gatesville High School Education
Ashley Witt Pflugerville High School Education
Jasmine Woods NYOS Charter School Education

2017 High School Students – Non-Education Majors

Recipient School Major
Amy Cox Bowie High School Business
Natalie Crace Lisa Academy, Little Rock, AR Nursing
Caitlin Duty Smithville High School Biology
Selina Eshraghi Westlake High School Engineering (Electrical)
Haley Fountain Jack C. Hays High School Psychology
Vanlexus Franks LASA Business, Marketing, IT
Frank Le Hendrickson High School Computer Engineering
Zachary Lesikar San Marcos High School Civil Engineering
Deanna Mara McNeil High School International Relations
Mariel Mayhew Wimberley High School Biology or Kinesiology
Sarah Mueller Pflugerville High School Mechanical Engineering or Applied Physics
Sydney Mueller Hendrickson High School Nursing
Cynthia Nguyen Leander High School Chemistry
DianaJoyce Ojeda Crockett High School Sustainability Studies
Lexie Parrish Georgetown High School Kinesiology – Motor Behavior
Breely Peterson Round Rock High School Pre-Law, International Relations
McKaye Peterson Cedar Park High School Latin American Studies
Kenyon Phillips McNeil High School Engineering
Jackson Powell Round Rock High School Mechanical Engineering
Paris Proctor Lampasas High School Business
Kailey Rice Frisco High School American Sign Language/
English Interpreting
Adrienah Ross Harmony School of Political Science and Communication Biology (Pre-Med)
Stephanie Salama Pflugerville High School Biomedical Engineering
Kaleigh Scott Gilmer High School Veterinary Science
Taylor Spiller Seagraves High School Pre-Med
Tanner Thompson Florence High School Agriculture or AgriBusiness
Julie Tucker Jarrell High School Nursing
Morgan Velasquez San Marcos High School Athletic Training
Noah Zunker Round Rock High School Political Science, Government

About A+ Federal Credit Union

A+ Federal Credit Union was founded in 1949 by 50 Austin, Texas teachers. Over seventy years later, A+FCU has over 168,000 members throughout the community, with over $1.9 billion in assets, over 460 employees, and 22 branches. A+FCU continues to have close relationships with local schools and provides free financial education curricula for educators, engaging financial education presentations for students, real-life money management simulations for youth, high school branch locations, and unique financial products designed for teachers. Learn more at


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