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Fred Hagerman, CMO Marketing/Public Relations
Firstmark Credit Union
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San Antonio, TX – March 28, 2012 – Firstmark Credit Union’s (FMCU) Chief Executive Officer Leon Ewing announced today that the credit union awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to area high school seniors.

Students applied for the scholarships or were nominated by family members or friends. FMCU requested information on the students’ high school activities, grades, and what their plans were for college once they graduate in May. More than 88 applications were received in March of this year, and ten winners were selected based on academic achievement, grade point average, character, leadership and personal recommendations.

"We are so pleased to be able to provide these students with some assistance on their college financing," said Ewing. "Getting a college education is so important, and we are thrilled to continue our commitment to excellence in education by awarding these scholarships to these incredibly deserving young men and women." The following ten students each won a $1,000 scholarship from FMCU:

Harlandale ISD
Selena Madrigal – Harlandale High School

NEISD
Taylor Delehanty - Roosevelt High School
Christopher Hogue – Johnson High School

NISD
Hunter Balzen – Warren High School
William Miles – Clark High School

Schertz, Cibolo
Kevin Swinney – Clemens High School

Southside ISD
Marie Nunez – Southside High School

Out-of-Town
Arthur Ramon, Jr.  – La Vernia, High School

Private Schools
Miranda Colley – San Antonio Christian High School
Kelly Eschavarria – Keystone School

The Frank Price and Helen Shipman Cunningham Scholarship was established by Firstmark Credit Union in 1993 to recognize the Cunningham’s’ dedicated service to the organization. In the 18 years since the scholarship’s inception, Firstmark Credit Union has given nearly $200,000 to college-bound seniors in the San Antonio area.

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 12 surrounding counties; and their relatives. Established in 1932, the Credit Union serves nearly 92,000 members and manages more than $734 million in assets.