EECU awards $30,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors

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Pictured Left to Right: Kiana Headland (Alvarado High School), Christian Turnley (Keller High School), Emily Hailey (Fort Worth Christian School), Frank Molinar (White Settlement ISD Superintendent and EECU Board Member), Sydney Peel (Colleyville Heritage High School), Deanna Pierce (Richland High School). Not Pictured: Ifeoluwa Obayan (Mansfield Timberview High School).
Pictured Left to Right: Kiana Headland (Alvarado High School), Christian Turnley (Keller High School), Emily Hailey (Fort Worth Christian School), Frank Molinar (White Settlement ISD Superintendent and EECU Board Member), Sydney Peel (Colleyville Heritage High School), Deanna Pierce (Richland High School). Not Pictured: Ifeoluwa Obayan (Mansfield Timberview High School).

Thursday evening, EECU announced the 2015 Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship winners at its annual shareholders meeting. The program, which was founded to honor long-time Fort Worth educator and former EECU board member Glenn Mandeville, awards six $5,000 academic scholarships to deserving students each year – three students pursuing education and three pursuing other fields of study.

This year’s winners and their intended courses of study are:

  • Emily Morgan Hailey of Fort Worth Christian School, Nursing
  • Kiana Headland of Alvarado High School, International Business Affairs
  • Ifeoluwa Obayan of Mansfield Timberview High School, Biomedical Engineering
  • Sydney Peel of Colleyville Heritage High School, Education and Art
  • Deanna Pierce of Richland High School, Education
  • Christian Turnley of Keller High School, Music Education

“We have a long history of supporting education in our community through our scholarship program and other efforts throughout the year,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU president and CEO. “We’re proud to support these students’ endeavors and we’re confident that all six of them will do great things with their educations.”

Since its inception, the Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship program has awarded more than $420,000 in scholarships to high school seniors in the area.

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