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Maple Federal Credit Union Raises the Bar

Maple Federal Credit Union recently awarded a record $10,000 in scholarships to three deserving students from within the credit union’s membership. The total amount doubles the average awarded over the past eight years and represents 20% of the total $50,000 awarded since 2016.

Gabrielle Malagarie and Mason Gravois have each been awarded $2,500 scholarships in recognition of their scholastic discipline, academic achievements, and community contributions. Meanwhile, Hannah Dickerson received the prestigious Outstanding Scholar Award and an accompanying $5,000 scholarship. Hannah's exceptional academic record, leadership qualities, and dedication to community service are truly exemplary.

“These students represent a bright future,” said Pamela Stelly, CEO of Maple Credit Union. “We are incredibly proud to support them in their pursuit of their academic goals.”

Maple FCU’s scholarships help alleviate the burden of rising tuition costs and makes higher education more accessible. In today’s highly competitive job market, the credit union wants to help talented students reach their full potential.

"Whether our members are choosing trade school, community, or four-year college, we want to be part of helping them achieve their goals,” Stelly said. “We are honored to recognize Gabrielle, Mason, and Hannah for their hard work and dedication.”

Stelly, who serves on the board of directors of the Louisiana Credit Union League, which represents nearly 180 credit unions in the Pelican State, believes scholarships are ways credit unions can improve the quality of life of the communities they serve.

“Scholarship programs strengthen the bond between the credit union and its members,” she said. “It demonstrates the credit union’s role as a trusted partner and ally in the pursuit of educational excellence and financial well-being.”