EECU awards $40,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors
On Tuesday, March 28, EECU announced the 2017 Glenn Mandeville Memorial Scholarship winners at its annual meeting. EECU awarded $40,000 in scholarships to support eight local graduating high school students with their college expenses. The EECU Scholarship Program began 29 years ago and honors former board member Glenn Mandeville, a life-long educator. Since that time, EECU has awarded more than $480,000 in scholarship money to local students.
“EECU has a deep affinity for supporting education,” said Lonnie Nicholson, EECU President and CEO. “Higher education can be an essential springboard to building productive lives, but unfortunately, college expenses also can be a significant burden. EECU is proud to be able to recognize and financially assist these deserving students, and we wish them tremendous success in their academic pursuits.”
The following eight students were named as recipients of the $5,000 scholarships for 2017:
- Makenna Blassingame, Brewer High School, plans to study Special Education
- Braden Kelley, Richland High School, plans to study Music Education
- Brooke Pollard, Arlington High School, plans to study Education
- Kalkidan Alemu, Everman Joe C. Bean High School, plans to study Biology
- Jessica Devous, L.D. Bell High School, plans to study International Business
- Carrigan Hudgins, Mansfield High School, plans to study Biomedical Engineering
- Kyle Samstag, Mansfield Summit High School, plans to study Business Administration
- Cristian Sigala, Trimble Tech High School, plans to study Biomedical Engineering
Congratulations to the 2017 Scholarship winners!