Gulf Coast Educators FCU announces 2023 scholarship recipients

PASADENA, TEXAS (June 9, 2023) — On May 3, 2023, Gulf Coast Educators FCU announced their 2023 scholarship recipients. The following students were selected as recipients of this scholarship award: 

Emery Farmer – Glenda Dawson HS, Pearland ISD

Marcelino “Marc” Alaniz – Pasadena Memorial HS, Pasadena ISD

Anna Antonoff – Deer Park HS, Deer Park ISD

Vivian Garcia – Kingwood Park HS, Humble ISD 

According to a report provided by the College Board, the average yearly cost of attending a four-year public college is $9,293. To help alleviate these higher education costs for their members, Gulf Coast Educators FCU awards scholarships annually in the amount of $500 per semester for four years – a total of $4,000 goes to four qualifying students selected from applicants within their field of membership. This year the credit union received 51 applications from high school seniors all over the state of Texas. 

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must have been a graduating high school senior for the 2022-2023 school year. Applicants were also required to be a GCEFCU member in good standing, along with their parent/guardian. Two scholarships were awarded to students pursuing a degree in the field of education, and the other two to applicants outside the teaching field. 

Since 1992, Gulf Coast Educators FCU has awarded more than $404,000 in scholarships to deserving graduating seniors. To learn more about the credit union’s scholarship program, please visit The credit union’s Board of Directors, management team, and staff would like to wish the 2023 scholarship recipients all the best in their academic pursuits.

Scholarship Recipients at GCEFCU Luncheon

Anna Antonoff

Emery Farmer

Marcelino Marc Alaniz

Vivian Garcia


About Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union

In 1948, eleven Pasadena ISD educators got together and formed what today remains a credit union dedicated to serving the financial needs of school employees within the state of Texas. The credit union offers its member-owners a full line of banking services, but through a cooperative ownership structure. To learn more about the credit union, visit


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