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Firstmark CU Awards $10k in Scholarships
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:10 AM

In its continuing commitment to help young people pursue a higher education, Firstmark CU CEO Leon Ewing says the credit union has awarded $10,000 in college scholarships to area high school seniors.

Students applied for the scholarships or were nominated by family members or friends. The credit union 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 10 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 10 students each won a $1,000 scholarship from Firstmark CU:

  • Zachary Deeds – Alamo Heights High School
  • Michael Agis – Harlandale High School
  • Arthur Garcia – Harlandale High School
  • Brianna Cook – Judson Early College Academy
  • Katharine Aoki - Lee High School
  • Cassidy Kempf – Johnson High School
  • Isaac Gonzalez – Fox Tech High School
  • Isai Mota – South San Antonio High School
  • Blake Tamez – Antonian College Prep
  • Gabrielle Vickers – San Antonio Christian High School

The Frank Price and Helen Shipman Cunningham Scholarship was established by Firstmark CU in 1993 to recognize the Cunningham’s’ dedicated service to the organization. In the 20 years since the scholarship’s inception, Firstmark CU has given $200,000 to college-bound seniors in the San Antonio area.