Announcing the Miriam Johnson Scholarship Fund

Texas Trust Credit Union’s mission is to build brighter financial futures. That means brighter financial futures for all. We also believe that a good education is the foundation upon which a brighter financial future is built.  Higher education is an essential ingredient to help erase the socioeconomic barriers that clearly exist within our communities.

Over the past 10 years we have created partnerships with local schools and universities where, with your help, we have given back more than $2 million to support education.  Additionally, we regularly provide financial literacy classes to parents and students. In 2018, we were proud to award $87,000 in scholarships to the inaugural graduating class of Arlington Collegiate High School which was comprised of mostly minority, first generation college students.

While we have done some good work, we are committed to doing more. We are proud to announce the establishment of the Miriam Johnson Scholarship Fund. Mrs. Miriam Johnson is the late wife of board member Mr. Joe Johnson. In 1958, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Mrs. Johnson attended Gillespie School of Nursing, in Cordele, GA. In 1959, she successfully graduated from nursing school and received her Practical Nursing Licenses (LPN). Mrs. Johnson was also a proud military wife and a strong proponent for higher education.

The Miriam Johnson Scholarship Fund has been established to support African American students attending Paul Quinn College, a private, faith-based 4-year liberal arts college in Dallas, TX. Paul Quinn College was founded in 1872 on the idea of educating freed slaves and their offspring. Today, the school educates students of all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is the oldest historically black college west of the Mississippi River and the nation’s first urban work college—requiring students to work and integrate that work into the college learning experience. Paul Quinn College’s focus of preparing students to be servant leaders and agents of change falls directly in line with our philosophy. The Miriam Johnson Scholarship Fund will provide $10,000 per year in funding to African American students. More information about this scholarship will be announced soon.

We believe that together, we can bring down the socioeconomic barriers that have divided us for far too long. None of us can solve everything but each of us can do something. Systemic racism and a culture of division can and should be a thing of the past. Texas Trust Credit Union stands in solidarity for inclusion and against all racism. We must work towards a better future for all.

Earnestly,

Texas Trust Credit Union