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Kelly Community FCU Scholarship

Congratulations to the
2017 Kelly Community FCU Scholarship Recipients

Corban Sorrells Caleb Wallace
Class of 2017
Lindale High School
Class of 2017
Kings Academy Christian School



Kelly Community FCU Scholarship

The Kelly Community Scholarship for Volunteerism was created to honor our late Chairman of the Board, Merle Hinkle. Mr. Hinkle unselfishly volunteered at our credit union for over 34 years. He was a visionary leader that supported the credit union’s foray into the community as a way to diversify the membership base and better protect assets and deposits.

Mr. Hinkle embraced the credit union’s need to branch out to meet the needs of members and the community as a whole. Shortly before his death in April 2002, Mr. Hinkle helped secure the land that was to eventually be the new 10,000 square foot main office on Grande Boulevard in Tyler. Many Kelly Community employees remember Mr. Hinkle as “A great man to work for that cared for credit union members and employees.”

Applications for the 2018 Kelly Community FCU Scholarship
for graduating High School students will be available in March 2018.


Scholarship Criteria & Requirements
  1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.
  2. Applicant must be a member in good standing of Kelly Community Federal Credit Union (KCFCU), and/or be related to an immediate family member in good standing at KCFCU. (Immediate family is defined as: spouse, father/mother, father-in-law/mother-in-law, sister/brother, sister-in-law/brother-in-law, son/daughter, step-parent, step-siblings, step-children, grandparent/spouse’s grandparent.) A minimum of 180 calendar days of KCFCU membership is required prior to date of application.
  3. Applicant must maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in high school coursework. High School transcripts through the fall semester of the application year will be required with application. Home-schooled graduating seniors must provide an original, notarized copy of their transcript. Originals are required; no copies are accepted.
  4. Applicant must plan to attend an accredited 4-year college or university or a 2-year accredited community college.
  5. Applicant will be judged based on, but not limited to, the following criteria:
    1. GPA
    2. Academic Achievement
    3. Community Involvement
    4. Leadership
    5. Letters of Recommendation
    6. Essay



Congratulations to past recipients

2016: Joanna Bartley

2016: Bree Bergbower

2015: Arielle Williams

2015: Sherra Diane Holt

2014: Cody Hutson

2014: Timothy Schmitt

2013: Andrea Youngblood

2013: Baylee C. Rozell

2012: Danielle Spears

2012: Minta Cotton

2011: Hunter Walters

2011: Kirk Bryant

2010: Justin Payne

2009: Phillip Knowles

2008: Corey Cruz

2008: Michael Terrell 

2007: Lauren Smith

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