BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Neighbors Capital Area Foundation awarded $30,000 in scholarships at its second-annual Tuition Assistance Award ceremony on Thursday, May 9.
“At Neighbors, we believe that investing into education is investing in our future,” Neighbors President and CEO Steve Webb said. “We are thrilled to provide a positive impact in the lives of these 13 outstanding young students.”
Schools participating in the Neighbors Mascot Checking Program were invited to nominate one graduating senior to receive the award. The Mascot Checking Program created customized checking accounts that provide money for the respective school for each debit card swipe. In 2018, this program raised $40,985 for participating schools.
Schools nominated students for the award based on their character and commitment to living the “Neighbors Way.” Nominated students exemplified the credit union’s core values including: Integrity, Respect, Trust, Stability, Community Involvement, Honesty, Empathy, Ethical Behavior and Fairness.
Scholarship recipients were as follows:
- Abbagayle Teekel - Walker High School
- Ann Victoria Satcher - Denham Springs High School
- Dalton Patterson - Central High School
- Ja'Prcha Joubert - Baker High School
- Nguyet San - Broadmoor High School
- Ki;Lynn Burden - Scotlandville Magnet High School
- Courtlyn Noil - Port Allen high School
- Olivia Blanchard - Live Oak High School
- Bionca Smith - McKinley Senior high School
- Shubheksha Acharya - Lee Magnet High School
- Vernesha Martin - Woodlawn High School
- Joles'sia Brown - Southern University Laboratory School
- Magnolia Hillman Vincent - Baton Rouge Magnet High School
Funds were raised through employee payroll donations, miscellaneous fundraisers, and the annual Clays for a Cause fundraiser.