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Texas Trust Credit Union Awards Scholarships to AISD Seniors

ARLINGTON, Texas – May 13, 2019 – Texas Trust Credit Union has awarded college scholarships for $4,000 each to two Arlington ISD seniors.

Elena Regalado, a graduate of Martin High School, is the recipient of the Texas Trust Lamanda Higginbotham Education Scholarship. She plans to major in special education at the University of Texas at Austin. Regalado was actively involved in high school, singing in choir, participating in Youth Leadership Arlington, and serving as editor-in-chief of the Warrior Post. She also served as a kindergarten and first grade student teaching intern.

The Texas Trust Lou Nabors Engineering Scholarship was awarded to Sam Houston High School senior Daniel Luna. He plans to attend the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of North Texas, or Texas Christian University next year. Luna is a National Honors Society graduate who excelled in soccer and was part of the varsity team that won the district championship this year.

“Elena and Daniel are very deserving recipients of these scholarships,” said Debi Knoblock, assistant vice president of Business & Community Engagement. “We hope these awards will help them pursue their career goals and achieve excellence in their future endeavors.”

The Lamanda Higginbotham scholarship is named for the wife of Texas Trust board member Don Higginbotham. The Lou Nabors Engineering scholarship is in memory of a past board member. Each recipient will receive $1,000 annually for up to four years.

A high resolution picture of Elena and Daniel 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.


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Top photo (left to right): Martin High School Counselor Suzanne Bandy, scholarship recipient Elena Regalado, and Pat Jackson, Texas Trust Assistant Vice President Document Management

Bottom photo (left to right): Sam Houston High School Principal Fernando Benavides, scholarship recipient Daniel Luna, and Debi Knoblock, Vice President Business & Community Engagement for Texas Trust