Applications Now Closed for 2022 | Winners Announced in May
Firstmark Credit Union is pleased to award $20,000 in scholarships!

Each year, 20 college-bound students will receive $1,000 to help cover the cost of higher education. This scholarship program was created to honor Frank Price Cunningham and Helen Shipman Cunningham’s long-standing and dedicated service to the credit union. To be eligible, students (or their parent/guardian) must be a Firstmark member in good standing.

Here are the details:

  • Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors in the top 15% of their graduating class.
  • The funds can be used at any academically accredited two- or four-year college or university.
  • Five scholarships are reserved for students who plan to become a teacher.
  • Firstmark employees, Board Members and their families are not eligible.

With these scholarships, we believe we are “paying it forward,” to students who will work toward making a positive and meaningful difference in the world.

Individuals wanting to make a tax deductible contribution to the Cunningham Scholarship Fund may do so by making their checks payable to the San Antonio Area Foundation and mailing it to:

Firstmark Credit Union – Cunningham Scholarship
PO Box 701650
San Antonio, TX 78270-1650

Please indicate on the check that your contribution is for the Cunningham Scholarship Fund.


2021 Firstmark Scholarship Recipients

Natalia Cardenas | Providence Catholic School

Iliana Cruz | Antonian College Preparatory High School

Jacinda Esquivel | Idea Monterrey Park

Christian Joseph Garza | Byron P Steele High School

Sophia Godinez | Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Lauren Tristen Gonzalez | Communication Arts High School

Sarah Guerrero | Advanced Learning Academy

Elisabeth Gutierrez | Sidney Lanier High School

Catalina Hernandez | South San High School

Alejandro Hopkins | Central Catholic High School

Zoe Lehmann | Alamo Heights High School

Zachary Kevin Luzius | Tivy High School

Alejandra M. Miranda | John Jay High School

Brandyn Ramirez | Cotulla High School

Marly Rokas | Veterans Memorial High School

Sarah Rutkoski | Churchill High School

Sara Scheidt | John Marshall High School

Danielle Toscano | McCollum High School

Karina Trejo | Harlandale High School

Samantha Ytuarte | James Madison High School