Texas Trust Gives $10,000 to GPISD Education Foundation

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The Grand Prairie ISD Education Foundation received $10,000 from Texas Trust for scholarships for the class of 2015

left to right: Jim Minge & Amber Danford, Texas Trust CU, Terry Brooks, GPISD, Dr. Carolyn Wicker, GPISD Education Foundation, Dr. Susan Hull, GPISD, and Dr. Vistasp Karbhari, UTA

Texas Trust is helping bring Dr. Carolyn Wicker's dream alive

The Grand Prairie independent school district's (GPISD) Education Foundation has received $10,000 from Texas Trust Credit Union for the class of 2015. Texas Trust presented the check to the GPISD Education Foundation at the school district's convocation event, marking the start of the new school year.

Scholarships will be awarded to 20 students attending the University of Texas at Arlington. Each student will receive $500 toward tuition or books. Student scholarship recipients will be selected by the Grand Prairie Education Foundation in the spring of 2015.

"Texas Trust is helping bring Dr. Carolyn Wicker's dream alive," said Bernie Ponzio, incoming president of the GPISD Education Foundation, speaking of the current board president. "Dr. Wicker's vision for the foundation has been to provide a scholarship to every student interested in attending college."

Texas Trust has been a strong financial supporter of the foundation, Ponzio pointed out, adding that "This donation further demonstrates its commitment to helping us achieve Dr. Wicker's goal."

About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust, one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 17st largest in Texas, provides financial services that enable members to build brighter financial futures. As a full-service financial institution, Texas Trust offers checking, savings, mortgages, credit cards, CDs, Money Market accounts, IRAs, and investment and insurance services. Its business services include SBA and conventional loans, electronic payment cards, checking and money market accounts, merchant card processing, online banking, insurance and the Employee Solutions Network. With assets of $825 million, Texas Trust operates in Dallas, Tarrant, and Henderson counties, as well as parts of Ellis and Johnson counties. It has 14 branches in Mansfield, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Hurst and Athens. Texas Trust is a federally insured financial institution. Deposits up to $250,000 are insured by the full faith of the federal government through the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org.

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