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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 scholarship application period is now open. Completed applications should be submitted through our online portal by 11:59 p.m. ET on March 1, 2021. Apply now.


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 2020 Scholarship Award Recipients

Kennedy Head

Kennedy Head is a native of Powder Springs, Georgia and is a senior at McEachern High School. During her Junior year in high school, Kennedy was inducted to the National Honor Society for her high achievement in scholarship, character, service and leadership. Since 2014, Kennedy has been an active member of the national Beta Club, and engages in active leadership and community service. In 2018 she was selected by S.C.O.R.E. Inc., for an internship that introduces young women to the healthcare field. Kennedy plans to study nursing at Jackson State University, and aspires to be a nurse practitioner.

Sophie Zang

Sophie Zhang, an Atlanta-native, is a rising freshman at The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where she majors in industrial engineering. Sophie currently serves as a business analyst for the Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO) at Georgia Tech, where she is working with the Salvation Army to help optimize their profits. She also works as a graphic designer and video editor for the Center for Learning and Teaching at Georgia Tech. Her career goals include having a successful career in banking or real estate.

John Atkinson

John Atkinson, a senior, attends Centennial High School is Roswell Georgia. In 2019, John won first place at Roswell High School’s Science Fair in the Planet and Animal Category. His recent community services activities include volunteering at St. Luke’s Kitchen, organizing a Charity Water Fundraiser to build wells in underdeveloped countries, and collecting water, food and baby products for victims of Hurricane Florence. In the summer of 2018, John was accepted into Harvard’s Secondary Summer Program where he enrolled in several marine biology courses to help accelerate his path towards his career goal of conduct research focused on the ocean’s floor. John plans to attend Harvard University in the fall to study Marine Biology.

Adam Shi

Adam Shi is a student at Lambert High School in Suwanee, where he is enrolled in an Advanced Placement program with Distinction. He is the founder and president of the Lambert Smart Agriculture student program and is responsible for building the Lambert High School Hydroponic Greenhouse. Since 2015, Adam has been an active participant in Toastmasters and is an athlete on the cross-country distance track team. Since 2019, Adam has served as a research Intern at Emory University. Adam will attend the University of Pennsylvania with a career goal of integrating farming with philanthropy by developing and donating hydroponic greenhouses to communities in Africa and Asia.

Naren Matcha

Naren Matcha will graduate in May 2020 from Milton High School, where he was enrolled in an Advanced Placement Program with Distinction. While in high school he held several leadership roles in volunteer and academic organizations, including serving as a volunteer in the VolunTeen Program at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital. In 2019, Naren interned at BenchMark Physical Therapy, where he helped the therapists facilitate rehabilitation exercises to their patients. He is also a member of the Asian Student Union at Milton High School. Naren plans to attend the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he will study biology. Naren plans to become a successful business owner.