Cunningham Scholarship
Scholarship Details

Applications Open December 1 - February 24

  • 20 college-bound students will receive $1,000 to help cover the cost of higher education
  • For eligibility, students (or their parent/guardian) must be a Firstmark member* in good standing
  • Funds can be used at any academically accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Five of the 20 scholarships are reserved for students who plan to enter the education field
  • Applications are processed through the San Antonio Area Foundation

Individuals wanting to make a tax-deductible contribution to the scholarship fund may do so by making their checks payable to the San Antonio Area Foundation, indicating it’s for the Cunningham Scholarship, and mailing it to:

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

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History of Cunningham Scholarship

The Cunningham Scholarship was established in 1993 to honor Frank Price Cunningham and Helen Shipman Cunningham’s long-standing and dedicated service to the credit union for more than 75 years. Since ’93, Firstmark has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors in our community. With these scholarships, Firstmark believes in paying it forward to students who work toward making a positive and meaningful difference in the world.

Congratulations to the 2023 Cunningham Scholarship Recipients

Nicholas Alonzo | Sam Houston High School - SAISD

Victoria Baker | Alamo Heights High School – Alamo Heights ISD

Victoria Bartlett | Eagle Pass High School – Eagle Pass ISD

Henry Castaneda | TMI Episcopal School

Riley Chafin | Medina Valley High School – Medina Valley ISD

Mia Girela | Young Women’s Leadership Academy - SAISD

Avery Green | Harlandale High School – Harlandale ISD

Marissa Guel | STEM Early College High School – Harlandale ISD

Mia Gutierrez | Reagan High School – North East ISD

Natalie Holder| Samuel V. Champion High School – Boerne ISD

Rylee Lawrence | John M. Harlan High School – Northside ISD

Sarah Leal | John Jay High School – Northside ISD

Eirik Marquez | Theodore Roosevelt High School – North East ISD

Jamin Ochoa | Boerne High School – Boerne ISD

Renae Rea | Harlandale High School – Harlandale ISD

Samantha Spencer | Boerne High School – Boerne ISD

William Sulentich | Antonian College Preparatory – Archdiocese of San Antonio

Dan Torres | BASIS San Antonio Shavano Campus – BASIS Texas Charter School

Laylah Votion | Young Women’s Leadership Academy - SAISD

Margaret Zentil | Clemens High School – Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD

*Firstmark Credit Union employees, Board of Directors and their families are ineligible to participate in the scholarship program.