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Scholarships

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Delta Community Credit Union is committed to improving the financial lives of its members. Our financial resources for young adults and the annual Scholarship Program were created to help members with early financial milestones, like going to college. Scholarship awards are based on academic achievement, community service and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the Credit Union. Financial need may also be considered.

Learn about Delta Community's special HBCU Scholarship.

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The Bucks Start Here

Delta Community annually awards five $5,000 scholarships for a total of $25,000. Scholarships are earmarked for tuition, books, lodging or meal costs and will be made payable to the college or technical school by Delta Community. The school must be accredited and located in the United States.

The 2021 entry period is now closed.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Be a Delta Community member and primary account holder in good standing at the time of application submission (no delinquent loans, overdrawn or charged off accounts at the time the award is given, etc.). Not a member? Open an account and become one today.
  2. Be enrolled to attend an accredited college or university during the fall of the academic year as a full-time student pursuing their first undergraduate degree. Scholarship award must be used during the specified academic year.
  3. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of the end of the prior semester.
 

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Award Recipients

 
Nia Cainion

Nia Cainion is a senior at North Atlanta High School. Her community involvement includes feeding the homeless with Feed to Empower and volunteering at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta and Open Hand Atlanta. She is also involved in her school’s Politics Club, Impact Club, National Beta Club and Mental Health Awareness Club. In 2019, Nia was selected to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, which is for the highest achieving student scholars in more than 26,000 high schools across 170 countries. Nia was also selected by the International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator to exhibit her yearlong project at the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program showcase. Nia plans to attend Spelman College to study Political Science. She aspires to become a civil rights lawyer and judge.

Shea Dixon

Shea Dixon is a home-schooled senior from Navarre, Florida. His recent community service activities include building homes with Habitat for Humanity® International, packaging and distributing food to underprivileged children with Weekend Food Program, and packaging and distributing food, toys, and toiletries to families in need during the holidays with the organization Caring and Sharing. He has received the Florida Scholar award for receiving a perfect score on the reading portion of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and he has been a member of the Robinson Scholar Honor Society since 2019. Shea plans to attend Yale University where he will study Political Science.

Emilia Gustafson

Emilia Gustafson is a senior at Grady High School in Atlanta. In 2019, Emilia participated in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, which is a summer program for gifted and talented rising juniors and seniors. Emilia is a Fourteen-Star National Honor’s Thespian and received all Superior Individual Events recognition at the 2019 Georgia Thespian Conference. She is the founder and president of the Asian Pacific Islander Club. Her community service activities include delivering food to senior citizens with Meals on Wheels Atlanta and distributing snack bags to the homeless community with Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Emilia plans to attend Loyola Marymount University in the fall to study International Relations.

Yash Kadadi

Yash Kadadi is a high school senior at the Westminster Schools in Atlanta. He is a two-time Robotics state champion, and also serves as a mentor for elementary and middle school Robotics teams. In 2019, his self-directed film “Form 4473” was selected to be screened at the All-American High School Film Festival at the AMC® Theatres Times Square Theater in New York City. The following year, a film where he served as the special effects supervisor and audio director was also selected to be screened, and it received a nomination for Best Screenplay at the same festival. He has been serving as a leader in various organizations, including vice president of Business and STEM Outreach, co-founder and production director for his school’s filmmaking team, and the president of Student Government Association. Yash plans to attend the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in the fall to study Computer Science.

Myla Williams

Myla Williams is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and is a senior at Carver Early College. While in high school she has held several leadership roles in academic and volunteer organizations, such as serving as the secretary for Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda, Inc., and she was president of the French Club and Student Government Association. She has participated in the Georgia State University Summer Bridge Program and Clark Atlanta University TRIO Summer Program, where she received various awards for academic excellence. Her community involvement includes serving as a camp counselor with Children’s Museum of Atlanta and volunteering at the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity® International. Myla plans to study Political Science at Georgia State University with a career goal of becoming a lawyer.