Each student will receive $2,000 to go toward their 2021-22 tuition at PQC, America’s first Urban Work College. Texas Trust awards $10,000 annually to students of PQC in honor of the late Miriam Johnson, who was the wife of Texas Trust board member Joe Johnson.
Recipients of this school year’s scholarships are Felicia Beaty, an Accounting major; Mandy Brooks, who is majoring in Liberal Arts and Psychology; Ajai Washington a Business Administration major; Kayla Butler, who is working toward a Liberal Arts and Psychology degree; and Leah Butler, who is pursuing a degree in Education.
The students were selected by PQC for their demonstrated leadership potential, which aligns with Texas Trust’s servant leadership philosophy of people helping people.
The Miriam Johnson Scholarship was created to honor Johnson, who was a strong advocate for higher education and a positive example of achievement through perseverance. Johnson attended college and earning her Practical Nursing License during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.
“The Miriam Johnson scholarship rewards students who overcome difficult challenges and assists them in achieving their education objectives,” said Ginia Chapline, COO of Texas Trust Credit Union and director of the Texas Trust Gives Foundation. “Our goal is to help these students build a brighter financial future by easing the burden of the college expense.”
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union has been helping build brighter financial futures since its modest beginning in 1936. Today, the full-service credit union serves more than 120,000 members. With assets of more than $1.7 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas and the 17th largest in Texas. With a focus on the community, Texas Trust is creating a legacy of giving through generous financial donations that support local school programs and activities, non-profit organizations, and student scholarships; and by providing volunteer resources through its Community Unity team, which supports scores of charitable events each year. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.