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Tarrant County’s CU Awards Second Kick$tart Scholarship
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:50 AM

Tarrant County’s Credit Union awarded $500 to Rhiannon Maddock, its second Kick$tart Scholarship Fund winner, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

Maddock attends the Texas Academy of Biomedical Science High School. She is heavily involved in school and community activities, is a member of her school’s National Honor Society, and sings with the Texas Girls’ Choir. Maddock plans on pursuing higher education in forensic or medical science studies.

“I would like to thank you [TCCU] for helping me kick start my college endeavors,” Maddock said.

The Kick$tart Scholarship Fund began in June of 2014 and was created to increase youth awareness and participation in financial education and goal planning. It provides students with an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship to go toward higher education.

“I’m excited about our Kick$tart Scholarship because it affords the opportunity to start building an education savings account at an early age at no cost to the child or the child’s parents,” said Tarrant County’s Credit Union CEO Lily Newfarmer. "Early planning improves the chance that a student will commit to pursuing a higher education.”

A drawing is held annually in January to award this scholarship to a TCCU youth account holder between the ages of 0 and 17.  The Kick$tart Scholarship funds are held in escrow for the winner until payment is made directly to the school of choice upon high school graduation.

TCCU’s Scholarship Program offers scholarship awards for youth, high school seniors, and students continuing their education. TCCU is currently taking applications for 2017 awards; the deadline for applicants is March 31, 2017.

For more information on our scholarships and awards you may contact Carla Reaves at or visit our website

About Tarrant County's Credit Union
TCCU is an $81 million credit union serving more than 10,000 members throughout Tarrant County, Texas. TCCU operates four branches located in Fort Worth, Hurst, Lake Worth, and Arlington.