Full Armor Christian Academy graduate Kristopher Jones was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Pelican State Credit Union.
Kristopher is a member of Pelican State Credit Union located at 284 Southfield Road in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is one of 14 college-bound students to receive an award from Pelican, which granted $15,000 in awards this year.
Kristopher served as Key Club President, Student Council President, and varsity basketball and volleyball team manager. She volunteers her time tutoring younger students and organizing the local food bank.
A volunteer committee made up of Pelican employees scored the scholarship applications based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service. This year the committee received 80 applications from students with over 1,000 combined hours of volunteer service. Award recipients can use their scholarship to cover tuition, textbooks, meal plans, and much more.
“We are committed to providing free financial education and serving Louisiana with an open heart. Our scholarship program has built upon this mission and helped prepare high school seniors to tackle college expenses,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.
Pelican’s Scholarship Award Program was founded in 2008 and is one of the many reasons why it pays to be a member of Pelican. Team Pelican youth savings account holders benefit from not only scholarship award eligibility, but also monetary rewards for good grades on their report cards each semester.
Scholarship applications are accepted starting in January of each year. For more information on eligibility and the application process, call 1-800-351-4877 or visit pelicanstatecu.com/teampelican.