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Two Mansfield ISD Seniors Win Texas Trust Credit Union Scholarships

ARLINGTON, Texas – May 20, 2019 – Texas Trust Credit Union has awarded scholarships totaling $8,000 to two Mansfield ISD seniors. Each recipient will receive $1,000 each year for up to four years.

The Bill Hallmark Scholarship for Engineering was awarded to Andrew Tran. He plans to major in mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Tran is ranked third in his class at Mansfield High School. He served as treasurer and historian for the Junior World Affairs Council and was a member of National Honor Society and Key Club. Tran also works as a tutor at Mathnasium.

Luke Lechman, who plans to major in radio, television, and film at the University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the Rita Hamner Fine Arts Scholarship. Lechman is ranked third in his class at Frontier High School. He served as National Honor Society historian and Student Council secretary as well as president of the music club, and was a member of the TAPPS all-state drum line team.

“Andrew and Luke are both exceptional students with promising futures,” said Debi Knoblock, assistant vice president of Business & Community Engagement for Texas Trust. “We hope these scholarships will help them achieve their goals and pursue careers that are professionally and financially rewarding.”

The Bill Hallmark and Rita Hamner scholarships are named in honor of former Texas Trust board members.

A high resolution image of the scholarship winners can be downloaded here.

About Texas Trust Credit Union

Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 when a group of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation employees pooled their savings so they could help each other achieve financial goals. Today, more than 118,000 members are served through checking and savings accounts; loans (personal, mortgage, auto, and small business); credit cards; insurance products; and investment services. Texas Trust Credit Union supports local students through its “Spirit Debit Rewards” program. With every eligible swipe of an SDR card, funds are donated to the school or district of the member’s choosing. To date, Texas Trust has donated more than $1.8 million since August 2011. Texas Trust serves members through 21 locations in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, Johnson and Tom Green counties. With assets of more than $1.3 billion, Texas Trust is the 6th largest credit union in North Texas, the 17th largest in Texas, and was ranked the 10th best performing credit union in the country by Standard and Poor’s Global Market Intelligence. For more information, visit or follow us on or Twitter at @texastrustcu.


Photo Caption (left to right): The Bill Hallmark Scholarship for Engineering recipient Andrew Tran, Texas Trust Business Community Engagement Partner Washima Huq, and the Rita Hamner Fine Arts Scholarship recipient Luke Lechman.