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2015-2016 Scholarship Winners
After reading through many great applications and conducting several interviews, we’ve finally found the winners of the 2015 - 2016 HTFFFCU Scholarships. They are Credit Union members: Leslie DelasBour, Samantha Bowers, Tyler Hardy-Shimp, Christopher Turner, Danielle Caveness and Stephen Olivares.
They each were awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic school year.
In order to be eligible, each winner had to be a primary member of the credit union for at least 6 months and in good standing. They have to be a graduating high school senior, a current college student or planning to attend in the upcoming school year. The recipients were each chosen based on their, character, leadership, community involvement, an essay and a personal interview in front of a panel of judges.
We are very proud of these special individuals and all of the members who applied!
High School Winners:
Leslie DelasBour - Leslie's achievements include being involved in the International Thespian Society as well as being student ambassador at St. Pius X High School. She is slated to attend Hampton University.
Samantha Bowers - Samantha is attending Texas A&M University and is planning a career as geologist for National Geographic. Her achievements include: graduating with honors (Cum Laude) and belonging to the National Honor Society.
Tyler Hardy-Shimp - Tyler is interested in environmental restoration and the petroleum industry and plans to obtain higher education in Range Land Ecology and Management from Texas A&M University.
Christopher Turner - Christopher is currently attending the University of Houston and is majoring in Finance. He had the prestigious honor of being part of the National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars as well as winning a Volunteerism Award.
Danielle Caveness - Danielle's career plans include becoming a certified speech language pathologist. She is currently attending Stephen F. Austin State University and is majoring in speech-language pathology.
Stephen Olivares - Stephen is currently majoring in Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston Downtown with plans to transfer to Texas A&M University. He is a board member of MD Anderson YMCA and is on the Junior Rodeo Committee.