Pelican State CU awards $15,000 in college scholarship

BATON ROUGE, LA (May 31, 2023) — Pelican State Credit Union is excited to announce that it has awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors in 2023.

The Team Pelican Scholarship Program is an exclusive benefit for Youth Savings Account members! Pelican selected 14 finalists for academic achievements, acts of service, and inspirational goals.

2023 Team Pelican Scholarship Award Recipients: 

Tayvian Allen, St. Amant High School

Tyler Alphonse, Benjamin Franklin High School

Marlie Barnes, Sulphur High School

Eli Dishman, Central Lafourche High School

Bella Dunnam, Live Oak High School

Davarre Dyson, West Feliciana High School

Grant Gueho, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge

Anna Guidry, Teurlings Catholic High School

Symiah Joseph, Wossman High School

Abry Layrisson, St. Thomas Aquinas Regional High School

Anh-Tu Nguyen, St. Michael the Archangel High School

Karly Stansell, Pineville High School

Macaria Thomas, Westminster Christian Academy

Alan Tam, Baton Rouge Magnet High

A volunteer committee of Pelican team members carefully reviewed applications from 112 applicants. Award recipients are encouraged to use their scholarships to cover tuition, textbooks, meal and housing plans, and other educational expenses.

Founded in 2008, Pelican’s Team Pelican Scholarship Award Program has awarded $144,500 in scholarships. It’s one of the many reasons it pays to be a member of Pelican. Team Pelican Youth Savings Account holders benefit from scholarship award eligibility and monetary rewards for good grades on their report cards each semester. 

To learn more about opening a youth savings or teen checking account and the Team Pelican Scholarship Program, visit

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
Content and Digital Strategist
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