Pelican State Credit Union grants $15,000 in college scholarship awards

BATON ROUGE, LA (June 25, 2019) — Pelican State Credit Union granted $15,000 in college scholarships to graduating Pelican members based on their academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service.

Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to one member from each of Pelican’s 11 branch parishes as well as one out of state member. Plus, for the first time this year, the credit union offered two new $1,000 awards designed to benefit students who have excelled in specific areas outside of their scholastic record.

The Heart for Service Award was created to honor a student who exhibited outstanding service and dedication to their community, and the Pelican Perseverance Award was created to help a student who displayed strength and commitment to overcome adversity and challenges in their life. Both awards were given to one highly deserving student, bringing the total number of scholarship winners to 14.

2019 Pelican State Credit Union Scholarship Award Recipients:

Kendall Adams, East Ascension High School
Kennedy Chatman, Academy of the Sacred Heart
Peyton Watson, Denham Springs High School
Jamyse Robinson, East Feliciana High School
Ryan Lam, The Runnels School
Karlee Nunez, South Cameron High School
Sydney Toms, Buckeye High School
David Griffin, Jr., Ruston High School
Lora Lott, Captain Shreve High School
Madeline Turner, Episcopal School of Acadiana
Ambria Cook, Kentwood High Magnet School
Kristopher Jones, Full Armor Christian Academy (Texas)
Isaiah Goodly, Alfred M. Barbe High School
Morgan Setliff, Pineville High School

These students were selected by a volunteer committee made up of Pelican employees, which scored a total of 80 scholarship applications from students with over 1,000 combined hours of volunteer service. Award recipients can use their scholarship to cover tuition, textbooks, meal plans, and much more.

“We are committed to providing free financial education and serving Louisiana with an open heart. Our scholarship program has built upon this mission and helped prepare high school seniors to tackle college expenses,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

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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