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Annual Scholarships Awarded to Fifteen Area High School Seniors
Legacy Program Contributes $15,000 to Higher Education Cause
San Antonio, TX (May 18, 2016) – For over 20 years, Firstmark Credit Union has been awarding deserving local high school seniors critical scholarships to help them realize their higher education dreams. Nathanael Tarwasokono, President and CEO of Firstmark Credit Union, is proud to announce the 2016 winners of the Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Shipman Cunningham Scholarships. Under this program, fifteen area high school seniors will receive $1,000 each.
“Our Board of Directors believes in the power of education and what it can mean for a young person,” said Tarwasokono. “As an educators credit union, we are deeply committed to helping students and their families reach their full potential.”
This year’s scholarship recipients include:
Alamo Heights High School
St. Anthony Catholic High School
Antonian High School
East Central High School
John F. Kennedy High School
Southside High School
Harlandale High School
Karen Wagner High School
Judson Early College Academy
Winston Churchill High School
Theodore Roosevelt High School
John Paul Stevens High School
Sandra Day O'Connor High School
Luther Burbank High School
Sam Houston High School
In 2016, a total of 181 applications were submitted and reviewed by the credit union’s scholarship committee. Applicants must be a Firstmark member, be in the top 15% of their class, demonstrate academic achievement and community involvement in the San Antonio area. The scholarships may be used for any education or education-related expenses students may incur.
“Recognizing students who are leaders in their community and helping our members meet the financial requirements of higher education has always been our goal,” added Tarwasokono. “We are honored to invest in these dynamic students’ future and their dreams.”
The Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Shipman Cunningham scholarships were established to honor the life-long service and commitment of Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, who served the credit union as president from 1938-1984 and vice president from 1951-1984, respectively. Since 1993, Firstmark has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in our community.
About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union is committed to giving back to our community and making a difference in the lives of others. Founded in 1932 by educators, Firstmark is San Antonio’s oldest state-chartered credit union, managing over $1 billion in assets and serving members throughout Bexar County and many surrounding counties in southwest Texas with sixteen locations. Firstmark is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, dedicated to meeting the needs of our members with innovative products, competitive rates, and personal service. For more information, visit https://www.firstmarkcu.org or call (210) 342-8484.