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Photo provided -- Gathering to award a scholarship from Pelican State Credit Union, from left, are Jasmine LeDuff, Chanelle Jones, Lucia Lian and Cynthia Vessel.

Local high school graduate Lucia Lian was granted a $500 scholarship award from Pelican State Credit Union.

Lian, a member of Pelican State Credit Union at 450 N. Lobdell Blvd. in Baton Rouge, is one of 12 college-bound students across the state to receive the award from Pelican, which grants up to $6,000 in scholarships each year.

Lian is a graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. She was a member of the Robotics Team, where she served as the head of marketing. She also served as the historian of the Interact Club, the Student Government Association parliamentarian and the Economics Club vice president. She earned several awards throughout high school, including first place at the State Best Robotics Competition. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin and pursue a career as a financial analyst.

Pelican’s scholarship program was founded nine years ago. Scholarship applications are accepted from January to April each year. For more information on eligibility and the application process, call (800) 351-4877 or visit pelicanstatecu.com/teampelican.