Pelican State Credit Union granting $15,000 in scholarship awards

BATON ROUGE, LA (January 29, 2020) — Pelican State Credit Union is excited to announce the commencement of its 2020 Team Pelican Scholarship Award Program. In 12 years, this program has awarded over $80,000 to high school graduates across the state of Louisiana. Pelican plans to award $15,000 in college scholarships in 2020!

Pelican will continue to grant $1,000 scholarship awards to 11 college-bound members in its branch communities across Louisiana, one member living out of state, and one member related to a Pelican employee.

The credit union will also continue offering their $1,000 “Heart for Service” and “Pelican Perseverance” awards. The “Heart for Service award is granted to a student who exhibited outstanding service and dedication to their community, and the “Pelican Perseverance” award is granted to a student who exhibited strength and commitment to overcome adversity and challenges in their life.

A volunteer committee consisting of Pelican employees will score the scholarship applications based on the student’s academic performance, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service.

“Giving back to our members and communities is the foundation on which we were built. As we enter our 13 th year of this incredible program, Pelican is proud to continue making an impact on those entering college,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

Team Pelican youth savings account holders benefit from not only scholarship award eligibility, but also monetary rewards for good grades on their report cards. Check out Pelican’s blog to meet its 2019 Team Pelican Scholarship Award recipients.

The credit union accepts scholarship applications from January through March each year. For more information on eligibility and the application process, call 1-800-351-4877 or visit today.

2019’s Pelican Perseverance and Heart for Service award winner Morgan Setliff is presented a check by Pelican’s Melanie Dupard (left) and Jeffrey K. Conrad (right).

About Pelican State Credit Union

For over 60 years, Pelican State Credit Union has been providing financial services to individuals and their families throughout the state of Louisiana. The credit union is dedicated to improving the lives of its members through safe, competitive products and educational services. Pelican was originally chartered as the Department of Hospitals Credit Union, located in downtown Baton Rouge to serve Louisiana charity hospitals, mental health centers, and state office personnel. They have since grown into the largest state-chartered credit union in Louisiana, now serving over 70,000 members. For information, visit


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