Pelican State Credit Union grants $13,000 in college scholarship awards

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 18, 2018) — Pelican State Credit Union granted $1,000 scholarship awards to 13 college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities across Louisiana as well as one out-of-state member this year.

“This is what we are all about–making an impact in our communities by investing in individuals. These students are the future leaders of their communities, and we are more than the credit union they will come home to. We are here to support them as their financial family for life,” said Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

$1,000 can go a long way for college expenses. Pelican scholarship awards can be used to cover tuition, textbooks, meal plans and much more.

A volunteer committee made up of Pelican employees scored the scholarship applications based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service and letters of recommendation. This year the committee received 62 applications from students with a combined 1,000 hours of volunteer service.

2018 Pelican State Credit Union Scholarship Award Recipients:

Alyssa Bradford – Pineville High School

Olivia Davis – Caddo Magnet High School

Taylor Guillory – Opelousas High School

Haley Hill – Dutchtown High School

Madison McGehee – Barbers Hill High School

Zach Mercy – Alfred M. Barbe High School

Kaleb Morgan – Denham Springs High School

Emily Otken – Denham Springs High School

Kiswayla Scott – Zachary High School

Kylie Shows – Lafayette High School

Myles Simmons – Silliman Institute

Michael Villordon – Neville High School

Noah Williams – Ponchatoula High School

The winners were announced LIVE on Pelican’s Facebook page. Click here to watch the announcement!

Pelican’s Scholarship Award Program was founded 11 years ago and is one of the many reasons why it pays to be a member of Pelican. Team Pelican youth savings account holders benefit from not only scholarship award eligibility, but also monetary rewards for good grades on their report cards each semester.

Scholarship applications are accepted from January – March each year. For more information on eligibility and the application process, call 1-800-351-4877 or visit

CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad and Member and Guest Relations Officer Melanie Dupard presented Noah Williams with a $1,000 scholarship award from Pelican State Credit Union. Noah is one of 13 college-bound students to receive this award from Pelican.

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 60,000 members. For information, visit


Leiana J. Pineda Gonzalez-Rubio
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