San Antonio Students Get Help Paying for College; Firstmark Credit Union Announces Winners of $10,000 in Scholarships

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Each year, Firstmark Credit Union awards ten $1,000 scholarships to area high-school seniors. Winners selected based on criteria including academic achievement and demonstrated leadership.

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.

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. Nearly 100 applications were received 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:

Alamo Heights ISD
Zachary Deeds – Alamo Heights High School

Harlandale ISD
Michael Agis – Harlandale High School
Arthur Garcia – Harlandale High School

Judson ISD
Brianna Cook – Judson Early College Academy

Northeast ISD
Katharine Aoki - Lee High School
Cassidy Kempf – Johnson High School

San Antonio ISD
Isaac Gonzalez – Fox Tech High School

South San Antonio ISD
Isai Mota – South San Antonio High School

Private Schools
Blake Tamez – Antonian College Prep
Gabrielle Vickers – San Antonio Christian High 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 20 years since the scholarship’s inception, Firstmark Credit Union has given $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 89,000 members and manages more than $760 million in assets.

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