Security Service Federal Credit Union Awards $20k in Scholarships to Outstanding Students

Security Services Federal Credit Union

Security Service Federal Credit Union (SSFCU) has awarded twenty high school seniors from Texas, Utah and Colorado with $1,000 scholarships for their college education.

“What better way to give back to our community than to support these bright, future leaders as they pursue their college educations?” said Jim Laffoon, Security Service FCU president.  “We select our recipients based on a strong academic record, well-rounded interests, a character of integrity and focused goals. Each of these students is outstanding in all these areas.”

SSFCU scholars

Cutline: (Back row – from left) Anthony Aktines; Cody Jones; Daniel Martinez; Jayme Greene; Lillian Byas; (middle row – from left) Gilbert Costello; Carolyn Mazuca; Natalie Cormier; (front row – from left) Shamzy Romero, SSFCU business development officer; Ilianna Walker; Hayley Morrill; Kelsey Wong; Brooke Strowd; and Jessica Leal, SSFCU senior communications specialist.

The student scholars honored were:

Cody Jones (Theodore Roosevelt HS, San Antonio, TX)
Carolyn Mazuca (Thomas Jefferson HS, San Antonio, TX)
Anthony Aktines III (Theodore Roosevelt HS, San Antonio, TX)
Noureen Rojani (Douglas MacArthur HS, San Antonio, TX)
Natalie Cormier (John Jay HS, San Antonio, TX)
Kelsey Wong (Tom Clark HS, San Antonio, TX)
Brooke Strowd (East Central HS, San Antonio, TX)
Mariah Cannon (John Jay HS, San Antonio, TX)
Lillian Hilliard Byas (James Madison HS, San Antonio, TX)
Hayley Morrill (Cole HS, San Antonio, TX)
Ilianna Walker (William H. Taft HS, San Antonio, TX)
Jayme Greene (Communication Arts HS, San Antonio, TX)
Maria Calderon (Edinburg HS, Edinburg, TX)
Gilbert Costello III (Hondo HS, Hondo, TX)
Daniel Martinez (Samuel Clemens HS, Schertz, TX)
Portia Loosli (Riverton HS, Riverton, UT)
Brian Likes, Jr. (Las Animas Secondary School, La Junta, CO)
Shelby Lange (Thomas B. Doherty HS, Colorado Springs, CO)
Ryan Hales (Springville HS, Springville, UT)
Anthony Jones (Pueblo HS, Pueblo, CO)

The awards are part of the SSFCU community scholarship program. Over the past 23 years, the credit union has presented in excess of $210,000 to more than 265 college-bound students.  The scholarships, which can be used to pay for tuition, books, lab fees and other related educational expenses, will help these outstanding students attain their educational objectives and professional goals.

Security Service Federal Credit Union offers competitive, affordable financial products and services designed to meet the needs of its members. Security Service is an industry-leading financial institution with more than $7 billion in assets and 70 locations in Texas, Colorado and Utah. Headquartered in San Antonio, the credit union is among the top 10 credit unions in the nation and is the largest in San Antonio. Security Service strives to be America’s best credit union and provides the true benefits of credit union membership with financial services of the highest quality and value. Learn more at or call 1-888-415-7878.