Pelican State Credit Union grants $6,000 in college scholarship awards

BATON ROUGE, LA (May 31, 2016) — Pelican State Credit Union granted a $500 scholarship award to 12 college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities across the state of Louisiana.

“Pelican is passionate about serving and helping its communities, and our Team Pelican scholarship award program supports those high school members who share that passion,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

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.

The recipients stood out among their peers as active leaders in their schools and communities. “We enjoy giving back to our youth members, and we look forward to hearing many great things about these young leaders in the future,” Conrad added.

2016 Recipients:

Jerica Winfree – Tioga High School

Genesis Bouvay – Plaquemine High School

Lucia Lian – Baton Rouge Magnet High School

Joi McCormick – Caddo Magnet High School

Jordan Davis – East Feliciana High School

Susan Lynch – Denham Springs High School

Paige Fletcher – Ouachita Parish High School

Kaili Simien – Academy of the Sacred Heart

Nathaniel Parish – Parish Homeschool

Ma’Kayla Washington – Peabody Magnet High School

Diamond Alexander – East Feliciana High School

Madisen Conner – Grand Lake High School

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

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

Genesis Bouvay - $500 Scholarship Winner

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


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