Heulette “Trey” Fontenot, of Doyle High School, in Livingston, and Mikah Luce, of Denham Springs High School, are among 12 south Louisiana students to receive $1,000 scholarships from Jefferson Financial Credit Union, of Metairie.

The scholarships were presented to credit union members through the Peter C. Bertucci Scholarship Program.

Scholarships were awarded based on GPAs, school and community involvement and an essay asking, “What community events/charitable organizations could Jefferson Financial participate in to better serve our members and community?”

Each winner’s high school and sponsoring educator received $300 and $100, respectively, a news release said.

“This year’s recipients exemplify smart, well-rounded students who are poised for success in their academic and professional careers,” CEO Mark Rosa said.