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Fred Hagerman, CMO Marketing/Public Relations
Firstmark Credit Union
(210) 341-9602, ext. 10110

Firstmark Credit Union Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Area High School Seniors

SAN ANTONIO, TX --- (May 26, 2015) --- Leon Ewing, President/CEO of Firstmark Credit Union, is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of the Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Shipman Cunningham Scholarships. Under this program, fifteen area high school seniors are set to receive $1,000 each.

“Our Board of Directors believes in the power of education and what it can mean for a young person,” explained Leon Ewing, President/CEO. “For more than 20 years, Firstmark Credit Union has been awarding scholarships to deserving college-bound seniors from across the city.”

This year’s winners are:

John Aoki Roosevelt High School
Mia Benavides International School of the Americas
Lora Blanco East Central High School
Gabriel Canez Judson High School
Carmelia Michael Jefferson High School
Brandi Drennon McCollum High School
Austin Driskill Central Catholic High School
Andrew Entzenberger Lutheran High School
Miranda Garza Brandeis High School
Alexis Gonzalez Warren High School
Richard Martinez Brackenridge High School
Brian Munoz Harlandale High School
Alejandra Ochoa Southwest High School
Isaiah Aguillar South San Antonio High School
Mary Krenger Alamo Heights High School

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 $195,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school seniors.

About Firstmark Credit Union
Firstmark Credit Union provides financial services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Bexar County as well as education-related employees in Bexar County and the 11 surrounding counties; and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union serves as the city’s oldest state charters credit union with 14 locations serving over 94,000 members and manages nearly $900 million in assets. For more information, go to