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Team Pelican Scholarship Award winner Madison Hebert holds up her check in front of Pelican’s Prairieville branch.

Ascension Christian High School graduate Madison Hebert was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Pelican State Credit Union.

Hebert is a member of Pelican’s Prairieville branch at 17026 Airline Highway in Prairieville, according to a news release.

In recognition of her outstanding academic achievements and community service efforts, she is one of 13 college-bound students to receive such an award across the state of Louisiana.

Hebert made the principal’s list in 2018, 2019 and 2020; participated in school organizations such as Beta Club and the National Honor Society; and has spent time volunteering for foster children in the community.

A volunteer committee made up of Pelican team members reviewed applications from the 90 high school students. Award recipients are encouraged to use their scholarship to cover tuition, textbooks, meal and housing plans, and more.

“As we conclude Year 13 of this terrific program, we cannot express enough how proud we are to continue to help the young minds of tomorrow. Giving back is and always will be the foundation on which Pelican was built, and the Team Pelican Scholarship Award Program and its recipients are a true representation of that,” explained Pelican CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad.

Scholarship applications are accepted starting in January of each year. For more information about eligibility and the application process, call (800) 351-4877 or visit pelicanstatecu.com/scholarship.