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Photo provided by Frank Kerner -- Pelican State Credit Union scholarship award winner Susan Lynch, left, stands with Christian Gordon, assistant branch manager of the credit union location at 145 Rushing Road in Denham Springs.

Susan Lynch, a 2016 graduate of Denham Springs High School, recently received a $500 scholarship award from Pelican State Credit Union.

Lynch is a member of Pelican State Credit Union at 145 Rushing Road in Denham Springs.

She was vice president of the Denham Springs Freshman High Beta Club and was the Livingston Parish Students Against Destructive Decisions Student of the Year. She plans to study journalism at LSU.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service and letters of recommendation.

Scholarship applications are accepted from January through April each year.

Call (800) 351-4877 or visit pelicanstatecu.com/teampelican for more information.