Pelican State Credit Union will grant $1,000 college scholarship awards to 11 college-bound members in its branch communities across Louisiana, as well as one out-of-state member.

A volunteer committee made up of Pelican employees scores the scholarship applications based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, leadership, community service and letters of recommendation, a news release said.

The credit union accepts scholarship applications from January to March 31 each year. For information on eligibility and the application process, call (800) 351-4877 or visit