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


Gwynn Deaver | Firstmark Credit Union | [email protected] | 210.441.0179
girl with books and backpack

San Antonio, TX (June 11, 2018) – As the credit union for educators, Firstmark Credit Union is proud to support the education community by offering scholarships to local, graduating high school seniors. Nathanael Tarwasokono, president and CEO of Firstmark Credit Union, is proud to announce the 2018 Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Shipman Cunningham Scholarship recipients.

“We are pleased to once again offer our scholarship program to give exceptional students an opportunity to advance their goals of pursing a higher education,” Clare Coleman, board member and scholarship committee chair.

Echoing her praise, Tarwasokono added, “It is a privilege to help these young adults realize their dreams to become an innovative teacher, politician, architect, physical therapist, and engineer.”

Each year, Firstmark Credit Union awards $1,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors to aid with college costs. The Frank Price Cunningham & Helen Shipman Cunningham scholarship fund was established to honor the long-standing commitment of Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham, who together served the credit union for more than 75 years as president and vice president, respectively. Since 1993, Firstmark has awarded over $200,000 in scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in our community.

This year’s scholarship recipients include:

Thais Barron, McCollum High School
Yliana Beck, Burbank High School
Liliana Briseno, East Central High School
Madeline Cheatle, Clemens High School
Ariana Garcia, Judson Early College Academy
Hilaire Garza, Incarnate Word High School
Brett Glasscock, MacArthur High School
Sierra Gonzales, Fox Tech High School
Miranda Gutierrez, Kennedy High School
Claudia Medellin, South San High School
Yohandra Morales, Warren High School
Calvin Rangel, Southwest High School
Robert Reinhard, Blanco High School
Emily Rios, O’Connor High School
Howard Timlin, Roosevelt High School

Scholarship Requirements
Applicants must be a member or child of a member in good standing with Firstmark Credit Union, be in the top 15% of their graduating class and demonstrate academic achievement, character and leadership in high school.