Security First Credit Union Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

Five Student Members received $1,000 towards their education. 

Security First Credit Union continues its commitment to the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” by awarding academic scholarships to students in the Rio Grande Valley through the credit union’s annual scholarship program. This year, Security First Credit Union awarded scholarships to one high school senior and four undergraduate college students.

The winners were selected for their outstanding academic achievements, community/work involvement, and personal essays. Scholarship recipients pictured (L-R): Rodolfo Gomez – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Daniella Pena – Veterans Memorial High School, Mission, Micaela Escamilla – University of Texas, Arlington, Brianna Guillen – St. Mary’s University, along with SFCU Board of Director attendees: Mr. Xavier Rios; Mr. Champion; Dr. Rebecca Morrison; Mrs. Paula Sauceda; Mr. Joe Rodriguez; and Cesar Aleman. Recipient not pictured: Rebecca Franco– University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. 

The five winners were recognized on June 15, 2018, at a Scholarship Luncheon hosted by Security First Credit Union. The event was held at Arturo’s in Weslaco with the recipients, their guests, SFCU senior team members as well as Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee members.  Thank you to Grace Mann, COO, Monica Mendoza, CHRO, Erica Silva, Marketing Coordinator, and the SFCU BOD/Supervisory attendees: Mr. Xavier Rios; Mr. Champion; Dr. Rebecca Morrison; Mrs. Paula Sauceda; Mr. Joe Rodriguez; and Cesar Aleman. Everyone had a wonderful time as we came together to celebrate and honor these outstanding students. 

Each year, Security First Credit Union awards scholarships to High School seniors and undergraduate college students in the Rio Grande Valley. To apply, applicants must be a member of Security First Credit Union for one-year and a High School senior of that awarding year or enrolled in a college or university. We encourage our young members to apply. To become a member of Security First, please go to securityfirstcu.com and select “Join our Credit Union” from our homepage, or visit any one of our eight locations Valley-wide. For more information, please contact Erica Silva, Marketing Coordinator at 956-661-4000.