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MilWay Federal Credit Union Awards Four $1,000 Scholarships


The Donald G. Smith Scholarship was created in 1996 to honor retired MilWay FCU president, Don Smith. Mr. Smith served as our president from 1970 until 1995, at which time he retired. In 2012, the board voted to increase the number of scholarships to four in the amount of $1000 each ($500 per semester.) The scholarships are awarded during the first week in July of each year, with applications accepted during the month of May. Applicants must be a member of MilWay FCU, must be enrolled as a full-time college undergraduate student and must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Our recipients have been very successful in their studies which lead to professional and rewarding careers. It is exciting to see these students excel and an honor to award these scholarships in Mr. Smith’s name.



Randy Carrell-2020 Foreman High School Graduate,

Carrell, the 18-year-old son of Stacy and Melinda Carrell of Foreman, Ark., will attend Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR this fall. He plans on receiving a degree in business administration, majoring in finance with a minor in accounting. He hopes to one day be the CEO of his own business.

Natalio Castaneda-University of North Texas Student,

Castaneda, the 19-year-old son of Kathy Castaneda and Bernardino Castaneda, is attending the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where he is majoring in computer science with a minor in Spanish.

Jackson Cheney-2020 Texas High School Graduate ,

Cheney, the 17-year-old son of David and Shanna Cheney of Texarkana, will attend the University of Mississippi where he plans on becoming a Certified Public Accountant upon graduation. He hopes to create lasting friendships and find leadership roles along with community service opportunities which will round out his college experience.

Caedmon Kyles-2020 Genoa Central School Graduate ,

Kyles, the 17-year-old son of Clinton and Sarah Kyles of Texarkana, AR, will attend the University of Louisiana in Lafayette where he plans on graduating with a degree in environmental science. Upon graduation, he hopes to earn a career in the field of forestry.

Caleb LeGrand-Mississippi State University Student ,

LeGrand, the 20-year-old son of James and Wendy LeGrand, is currently a student at Mississippi State University, majoring in biochemistry with a minor in biology. His sights are set on entering medical school upon completion of his undergraduate work.


The Donald G. Smith Scholarship was created in 1996 to honor retired MilWay president, Don Smith. Mr. Smith served as our president from 1970 until 1995, at which time he retired. In 2012, the board voted to increase the number of scholarships to four in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 per semester).

Applicants must be a member of MilWay Credit Union, must be enrolled as a full time college undergraduate student and must maintain a 2.50 grade point average.

Many of our recipients have been very successful in their studies and have gone on to professional and rewarding careers. Not only is it exciting to see these students excel, it is an honor for us to award these scholarships in Don Smith’s name.