Neighbors Capital Area Foundation awards $100,000 in scholarships and grants

BATON ROUGE, LA (May 13, 2022) — Monday, May 9, the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation held an awards breakfast to grant $50,000 in scholarships to 15 graduating students in the Greater Baton Rouge Area. The event also recognized grant recipients from the Project Grants for Public Schools program, which has contributed $50,000 in project grants to K-12 schools in Neighbors’ 9-parish service area. A list of all recipients and award amounts is included below.

Schools participating in the Neighbors Mascot Checking Program were invited to nominate one graduating senior to receive the scholarship, formally named the Neighbors Way Tuition Assistance Award. The Mascot Checking Program created customized checking accounts that provide money for the respective school for each debit card swipe.

The Project Grants for Public Schools program offers K-12 public schools the opportunity to apply for funding for projects that exhibit a lasting impact on the school and community. To date, we have awarded 23 grants totaling $75,000. A new granting cycle will open on August 1, 2022 at

“Founded in 1954 as Baton Rouge Teachers Federal Credit Union, Neighbors was started by educators for educators. 68 years later Neighbors FCU and the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation continue serving schools each and every day,” Neighbors President and CEO Steve Webb said.

For more information on the Neighbors Capital Area Foundation, visit

Scholarship Recipients

  • Dylan Armstrong – Live Oak HS $20,000 (4-year scholarship)
  • Eddie Maxwell – Central HS $7,500
  • Mickey Lin – Baton Rouge Magnet HS $5,000
  • Hena Velasco – Broadmoor HS $2,500
  • Mason Watson – Woodlawn HS $2,500
  • Kennedy Morgan – The Dunham School $1,500
  • Johnny Williams III – Scotlandville Magnet HS $1,500
  • Kennedy Smith – Parkview Baptist $1,500
  • Jordan Harris – Baker HS $1,500
  • Crystal Lee – McKinley HS $1,500
  • Trenesha Moore – Port Allen HS $1,000
  • Chloe Boxley – Southern Lab $1,000
  • Te’lana Tanner – Liberty Magnet HS $1,000
  • Clayton Williamson – Denham Springs HS $1,000
  • Bethany Wilson – Walker HS $1,000


Grant Recipients

  • Central Intermediate School $2,151.00
  • Albany Lower Elementary $4,711.37
  • Eastside Elementary $2,500.00
  • Northwestern Middle School $727.31
  • Oak Grove Primary $2,445.71
  • Prairieville Primary $2,300.00
  • St. Amant High School $2,500.00
  • Baton Rouge Center for Visual and Performing Arts $2,647.93
  • Baton Rouge Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM) $2,450.00
  • Baton Rouge Magnet High School $2,500.00
  • Parkview Elementary School $7,500.00
  • Scotlandville Adult Learning Center $2,500.00
  • Sherwood Middle Academic Magnet School $3,693.45
  • Southeast Middle School $2,685.91
  • St. Helena College & Career Academy $2,000.00
  • Caneview K-8 $4,144.92
  • Bains Lower Elementary $2,500.00


About Neighbors Capital Area Foundation

The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation was created to support education-focused & community-driven initiatives in the greater Baton Rouge area. As we grow our initiatives, we seek to become an invaluable educational resource to underserved individuals and groups in our service community through scholarships, grants, and volunteer efforts. For more information on Neighbors Day and the rest of our Area Foundation initiative programs, please visit


Contact: Betty Mujica-Milano
Community Outreach Coordinator | 225-955-0959

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