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Posted May 17, 2021

The A+ Federal Credit Union (A+FCU) Board of Directors awarded 50 Central Texas high school and college students with $100,000 in scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year.

The scholarships have been an A+FCU tradition since 1984, and this is the third consecutive year $100,000 has been awarded. Each student receives $2,000 to help with educational expenses.

“We’re very proud of these students and everything they’ve accomplished,” Terry Lord, A+FCU Board Member and Chair of Scholarship Committee, said. “They’ve faced so many challenges and adversity during this school year. We’re excited to see what their future holds and wish them the best on their endeavors.”

The 50 recipients were selected for their academic achievements and community involvement and represent six colleges and 29 high schools.

“I was overjoyed and honored to be selected as a recipient of this award,” Angelica Elena Orosco, who’s attending The University of Texas at Austin as a Psychology major in Fall 2021, said. “Thanks to [A+FCU], I take another step into my life’s work and what truly makes me happy.”

Winners are being recognized with an announcement video. View the video below to see all of the scholarship winners.

2021 Collegiate Scholarship – Education Majors
Recipient College Major
Martine Edjuku Walden University Education
Jessica Enyioha Texas State University Education
Alexander Hernandez  University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Education
Ada Lewis Stephen F. Austin University Education
Brandon Thornton Buena Vista University Education
Jasmine Woods Huston–Tillotson University Education
2021 High School Scholarship – Education Majors
Recipient High School Major
Jack Davis McNeil High School Education
Alexis Hertel James Bowie High School Education
Hannah Kay Hutto High School Education
Emily Lucas Hendrickson High School Education
Samantha Miller Georgetown High School Education
Gianna Moreno San Marcos High School Education
Leslie Muñoz Pflugerville High School Education
Sadie Penney James Bowie High School Education
Makenzie Wallace Liberal Arts and Science Academy Education
Wesley Wynn McNeil High School Education
2021 High School Scholarship – Non-Education Majors
Recipient High School Major
Marissa Almaraz Akins Early College High School Exercise Science
David Banda San Marcos High School Mechanical Engineering/Pre- Chiropractic
Warren Browning San Marcos High School Business
Gabriela Buendia Killeen High School Business – Accounting
Ohen Cano Hendrickson High School Communication & Leadership
Allyson Chaplin McCallum High School Criminal Justice
Shahd Elganainy Akins Early College High School Public Health/Pre–Dental
Teah Eveleth Akins Early College High School Communications
David Ferguson Tom Glenn High School Agribusiness
Lauren Fowler Bastrop High School Psychology
Lyssa Frank McNeil High School Biomedical Engineering
Tejanique Gibbs LBJ High School Nursing or Neuroscience
Grayson Harris San Marcos High School Business
Savannah Harvey Weatherford High School Business
Brooklyn Hemphill Smithville High School Pre–Med
Nailea Hernandez Tom Glenn High School Civil Engineering
Ann Houghton Round Rock Early College High School Neuroscience
Tiana Jones Hutto High School Criminal Justice/Criminology
Itzel Macedo Weiss Park High School Architecture
Mckenzie Marsales Stephen F. Austin High School Business Marketing
Ian McKenna Goncalo Liberal Arts and Science Academy Engineering
Pratik Neerukonda Westwood High School Public Health
Ashantiana Odu Manor Early College High School Chemistry
Angelica Orosco Fredericksburg High School Psychology
Alejandra Perez Meza Hendrickson High School Biology
Gabrielle Poovala Dripping Springs High School Nursing
Cassandra Rios Stony Point High School Health Information Management
Mayra Robles Bastrop High School Legal Studies
Kris Ruiz Vista Ridge High School Business
Jason Santana Connally High School Business
Luke Scheel Lexington High School Biomedical Sciences
Juan Pablo Urista Lake Travis High School Information Technology and Systems
Sarah Vrabel Taylor High School Industrial Distribution Engineering
Montana Welch Taylor High School Mechanical Engineering