TDECU College Scholarship awards totaling $40,500 given to 26 high school students

LAKE JACKSON, TX (June 2, 2014) — TDECU-Your Credit Union is proud to announce the 2014 recipients of TDECU College Scholarships totaling $40,500. Twenty-six students were selected to receive scholarships in recognition of their outstanding academic performance and leadership skills.

Since 1996, the TDECU Scholarship program has awarded annual endowments to student members entering college for the first time. The scholarship goes toward costs associated with attending college, university or trade school.

For 2014, TDECU has increased the scholarship monies being awarded to $1,500, and added a new $3,000 citizenship scholarship to honor Marcus Stephenson, its long-time board member and former board chairman.

The first recipient of The Marcus Stephenson Citizenship scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a Brazosport High School Senior, is Vellanira Macedo, a student at Brazosport High School of which Mr. Stephenson is a proud alumnus.

“I am honored and grateful to TDECU for the creation of this scholarship, in my name,” said Stephenson. “It is uplifting to think how it will help a young member of our community to pursue their college dreams.”

Vellanira has set her sights on the medical field and is enrolled at Brazosport College for the fall.

The 25 recipients of a $1,500 TDECU 2014 College Scholarship are:

RECIPIENT                                HIGH SCHOOL                  

Jordan Brown                                          Angleton HS

Angelica Hernandez                              Angleton HS

Brianna Munoz                                       Angleton HS

Haden Roye                                             Angleton HS

Karla Martinez                                       Brazosport HS

Michael D Martinez II                         Brazosport HS

Daisha Watson                                       Brazosport HS

Karinee Robertson                               Brazosport HS

Brittany Carleton                                   Brazoswood HS

Bailey Fairchild                                       Brazoswood HS

Bailey Kalka                                              Brazoswood HS

Courtney Key                                          Brazoswood HS

Taylor Knapp                                          Brazoswood HS

Kennadi Hyland                                     Columbia HS

Chance Matcheski                                 Columbia HS

Caytlyn Phillips                                      Cuero HS

Allison Matheson                                   Danbury HS

Morgan Mitchon                                    Hallettsville HS

Laura Wolff                                             Ridge Point HS

Meagan Jurica                                        Sacred Heart Catholic HS

Darian Thornton                                    Sweeny HS

Jamesse Walker                                       Sweeny HS

Caleb Pate                                                 Thurgood Marshall HS

Jonathan Dietzel                                     Victoria East HS

Nathan Martinez                                     Victoria East HS

For information on the TDECU Scholarship program, visit


Founded in 1955, TDECU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than 186,000 members and greater than $2 billion in assets. TDECU currently has 40 service locations, including 33 branches, and offers a complete selection of convenient, innovative, and competitive products and services, including a full suite of deposit products as well as mortgage, auto and personal loan products, online and mobile banking. TDECU also offers, through its subsidiaries, retirement planning and wealth management, personal and business insurance products, and full title and realty services. Members can also access a nationwide network of over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs. For more information visit or call 800.839.1154.

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