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Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship

"Education is the key to success," and V-103 and Delta Community Credit Union want to help you succeed.

In 2021, Delta Community will award $10,000 in scholarships to select students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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About Delta Community

Delta Community Credit Union is committed to improving the financial lives of its members. Programs like the HBCU Scholarship and our annual Delta Community Scholarship were created to help members with early financial milestones like going to college. Additionally, we are proud to offer products like free Savings and Checking Accounts to meet your financial needs during this important time of your life.

Learn more about Delta Community Credit Union or open an account online.

How to Enter

To enter, visit V-103 to submit a 250 word (or less) nomination for a deserving student that attends, or plans to attend, a Georgia HBCU telling us why the student deserves or needs this scholarship. You may also nominate yourself. Submissions must be received by 12:00 p.m. on March 7, 2021.

For other scholarship opportunities at Delta Community, please visit our Scholarships page.


Each quarter, a scholarship for $2,500 will be awarded to one student. Scholarships will be awarded in March, June, September and November 2021.

Who's Eligible

  • Current undergraduate students at any of Georgia's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Graduating high school seniors who have received an official acceptance letter to a Georgia HBCU

Winner Selection

Delta Community Credit Union will select one winner each quarter from among the most compelling submissions. Winners will be chosen after the contest period ends. Winners will be contacted by a representative from Delta Community and announced by V-103 on-air within 7 days after each contest period.

Congratulations to our HBCU Scholarship Award Winners

2020 Fourth Quarter Scholar

The recipient of our fourth and final 2020 HBCU Scholarship is Keith Gabbidon, a freshman at Morehouse College. In his first year of higher education, Keith has been a leader at school and active in his community while working part time, volunteering at his church and maintaining A’s in all of his courses. He is a member of the school’s Protégé Program, active in the freshman LEAD Program, and he holds an internship with the SGA, the Student Governance Organization of the Morehouse College student body. This year has been particularly challenging for Keith, as his family has been directly impacted by COVID-19. His mom is a frontline healthcare worker and contracted the virus earlier this year. Keith played an integral part in her recovery, all while keeping up with his job, volunteer work and studies. His career ambition is to become an architect, which he will be able to complete through Morehouse's dual enrollment program.

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Winner Keith Gabbidon pictured with his mom Jas, Majic 107.5/97.5’s Maria More and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter during the virtual presentation.

2020 Third Quarter Scholar

The recipient of our third quarter 2020 HBCU Scholarship is La’Niya Owens, a senior at Spelman College. A first-generation college student from Newnan, Georgia, La’Niya has distinguished herself academically by maintaining her position on the college’s Dean's List with a grade point average above 3.85. She has also been active in student and community affairs, serving as current president of the Georgia Association of Educators at Spelman, volunteering as manager of the non-profit Clean Up Your Act, Inc., and gaining work experience as a student intern for Fulton County, Georgia. La'Niya is deeply committed to educating and mentoring others, especially children. Her initial career goal is to be an elementary school teacher, where her educational efforts will benefit both kids in the classroom and the community.

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Winner La'Niya Owens pictured with her dad Troy, Majic 107.5/97.5’s Maria More and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter during the virtual presentation. 

2020 Second Quarter Scholar

The second recipient of our 2020 HBCU Scholarship is Anthony Ellis, a senior at Paine College. Anthony is majoring in Accounting with a goal of helping members of our community understand finance and money management. He is both an accomplished scholar and outstanding student athlete, maintaining a perfect 4.00 grade point average as a Presidential Scholar while serving as a captain of the baseball team. Additionally, he has been a campus leader in other areas; he has been president of the Student Athletic Council and Mr. Homecoming 2020; he was also the Student-Athlete of the Year for 2019-2020. Anthony loves assisting children and has been a very regular volunteer helping kids at local Augusta, Georgia, schools. He is from Stockbridge, Georgia, and graduated from Dutchtown High School in 2017.

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Winner Anthony Ellis pictured with his mother Deborah, Majic 107.5/97.5’s Maria More and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter during the virtual presentation. 

2020 First Quarter Scholar

The first recipient of our 2020 HBCU Scholarship is Jacqueline Flournoy, a sophomore at Morris Brown College. Jacqueline is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration and hopes to become a clinical psychologist to help those who are underserved in her community. Jacqueline is very involved with campus life, currently serving as President of the Hospitality Club, Sophomore Class President and has been named Miss Sophomore. In addition to on-campus activities, Jacqueline spends much of her free time helping others. She actively volunteers at nursing homes, works with Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry and, after facing her own difficulties, started an anti-bullying campaign.

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Winner Jacqueline Flournoy pictured with her mother, Kim, Majic 107.5/97.5’s Maria More and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.