Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship
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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.
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In 2019, Delta Community will award $10,000 in scholarships to select students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
How to Enter
The contest period is now closed. Please check back in February for another chance to enter.
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 February, May, September and December 2019.
- 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
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 Radio One on-air within 7 days after each contest period.
Congratulations to our HBCU Scholarship Award Winners
2019 Fourth Quarter Scholar
Winner Charles Johnson pictured with Majic 107.5/97.5’s Ryan Cameron and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
The fourth recipient of our 2019 HBCU Scholarship is Charles Johnson, a junior at Clark Atlanta University. He came to Clark Atlanta from Oakland, California. As a social work major, Charles is passionate about giving back to others and aspires to become a social worker and help children with mental illnesses.
2019 Third Quarter Scholar
Winner Micah Boyd pictured with Majic 107.5/97.5’s Ryan Cameron and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
Micah Boyd, our third recipient of a 2019 HBCU Scholarship, graduated in 2019 from Jonesboro High School in Clayton County, Georgia. While in high school, Micah mentored his younger siblings and other children, worked a job after school to help support his family, and remained an honor roll student. Currently a freshman at Clark Atlanta University, he is majoring in Art with concentrations in Graphic Design and Design Architecture. Micah has been an artist since he was 10 years old and eventually hopes to give back to others through art therapy.
2019 Second Quarter Scholar
Winner Caleb Vaughan pictured with Delta Community CEO Hank Halter and Majic 107.5/97.5’s Ryan Cameron.
The second recipient of our 2019 HBCU Scholarship is Caleb Tyler Vaughan, a junior at Morehouse College. Caleb is very involved with campus life, including active membership in the school’s student government association. He is also a passionate volunteer, serving as a mentor for at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system. Because of his own life experience, Caleb wants to set an example for at-risk youth as a person who faced a difficult situation but worked hard to further his education and have a positive impact on his community. His academic and career goals are to obtain his college degree and expand his professional knowledge in finance to become a financial advisor for low-income families.
2019 First Quarter Scholar
Winner Janaye Masters pictured with Delta Community CEO Hank Halter and Majic 107.5/97.5’s Ryan Cameron.
Congratulations to the first recipient of our 2019 HBCU Scholarship, Janaye Masters, a junior at Spelman College. Janaye is majoring in Health Science with a Spanish minor. She has been researching Analytical Chemistry at Spelman for the past two years in cooperation with NASA, where she has been developing spectroscopic experimental design. Her extracurricular activities include serving as the creative director for a non-profit organization that teaches elementary students about hygiene and nutritional health, and she advocates for food justice within the West End community. Janaye is bilingual, passionate about family health and research, and plans to become a physician.
2018 Scholarship Winners
2018 Fourth Quarter Scholar
Winner Keith Richard pictured with KISS 104’s Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
The fourth recipient of our 2018 HBCU Scholarship is Keith Richard, a freshman at Fort Valley State University. Keith is majoring in Supply Chain and Logistics Management and aspires to take his family’s business to the next level. In addition to classes and work, Keith makes time for several extracurricular activities. He has served as a Boy Scout camp leader and a volunteer with the Shop with a Cop program to help children in need. Keith has also played the violin for over five years and is a member of the Fort Valley State cross country and track and field teams.
2018 Third Quarter Scholar
Winner Kennedy Martin pictured with KISS 104’s Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
Kennedy Martin, a freshman at Spelman College, is the third HBCU scholarship recipient of 2018. She came to Spelman from Cincinnati, Ohio. A Biochemistry major, Kennedy hopes to become a pediatric surgeon. She is passionate about working with and caring for children, and she wants to make a positive impact on their lives.
2018 Second Quarter Scholar
Winner Aaliyah Buckholts pictured with KISS 104’s Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
We are proud to award Aaliyah Buckholts the second HBCU scholarship of 2018. Aaliyah is a sophomore at Savannah State University where she is majoring in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education. She dreams of one day opening an academy that will provide underprivileged students with a world-class education. Aaliyah also stays active in her community by volunteering at local schools, Boys and Girls Clubs and Girl Scouts.
2018 First Quarter Scholar
Winner Desiree Raymond pictured with Delta Community CEO Hank Halter, KISS 104’s Veronica Waters and Vinings Branch Manager Jason Young.
Congratulations to Desiree Raymond, the first HBCU scholarship recipient of 2018. Desiree is a junior Health Science major and Public Health minor at Spelman College. She aspires to become a General Trauma Surgeon and has already spent time shadowing surgeons in her desired field. Desiree mentors young students at an Atlanta area elementary school, serves as the Lead Photographer for the campus yearbook and also holds the Historian position with the Health Careers Club.
2017 Scholarship Winners
2017 Fourth Quarter Scholar
Winner Antonio McMillan pictured with KISS 104’s Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
The final HBCU Scholarship recipient of 2017 is Antonio McMillan. Antonio is a junior at Savannah State University where he majors in biology. He plans to pursue a career as an orthodontist and even helped found Savannah State’s first Pre-Dental Society. The Society collects and donates dental supplies to a Savannah homeless shelter. Antonio is an Honor/Dean’s List student and a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society and the National Society of Leadership Success.
2017 Third Quarter Scholar
Winner Eric Wilson pictured with KISS 104’s Veronica Waters and Delta Community COO Matthew Shepherd.
We are proud to award Eric Wilson our third HBCU scholarship of 2017. Eric is a sophomore at Clark Atlanta University where he is studying Mass Media Arts. Eric grew up in Chicago and moved to Atlanta to pursue his education. He was elected Freshman Class President at Clark Atlanta and dedicates his time to mentoring the younger generation. Eric currently runs an event planning business and hopes to make his mark not only in Atlanta but also back home in Chicago where his family still resides.
2017 Second Quarter Scholar
Winner Bria Adams pictured with Delta Community CEO Hank Halter and KISS 104’s Veronica Waters.
Bria Adams is an incoming freshman at Spelman College where she will major in Psychology and minor in Music. She graduated from New Manchester High School in Douglasville, Georgia. Bria is a Bonner Scholar and the recipient of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Cup for “Best All-Around Senior.” She loves to sing and has performed on stage in chorus and drama productions at school.
2017 First Quarter Scholar
Winner David C. Early, III pictured with Delta Community CEO Hank Halter and KISS 104’s Veronica Waters.
Congratulations to David C. Early, III, the first HBCU scholarship recipient of 2017. David is currently in his freshman year at Morehouse College. He is an English Pre-Law major and dreams of one day becoming an entertainment attorney. David attended high school at Madison Academic Magnet High School in Jackson, Tennessee.
2016 Scholarship Winners
2016 Fourth Quarter Scholar
Winner Joreal Eady pictured with her sister, Kerris, KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
Joreal Eady is the final HBCU scholarship winner of the year. She is currently a senior at Discovery High School in Lawrenceville and plans to attend Langston University. She hopes to pursue a career in Healthcare Management. Joreal is involved in many extracurricular activities, including Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Secretary of State Student Ambassadors, PTSA, Maxwell Student Ambassadors and HOSA. She has received the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award, DHS Community Service Diploma Seal, Discovery Student Council Award and the Discovery PTSA Scholarship. Joreal also volunteers in the community at the Lawrenceville Co-Op Ministry and SaltLight Center.
2016 Third Quarter Scholar
Winner Etienne Batiste pictured with KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
Congratulations to Etienne Batiste, the third scholarship winner of the year. Etienne, a native of College Park, Georgia, is currently a freshman at Spelman College where she is pursuing a civil engineering degree. Etienne not only maintained a 4.4 GPA throughout high school, but she was also selected as valedictorian. She hopes to give back to her community and ensure a greater future for Atlanta.
2016 Second Quarter Scholar
Winner Delmer Jones, III pictured with KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community COO Matthew Shepherd.
Delmer Jones, III is a rising sophomore at Morehouse College. He finished his freshman year with an impressive 3.7 GPA while also working two jobs to help cover his tuition costs. Delmer is from Snellville, Georgia and graduated from Brookwood High School. He is currently a marketing major and hopes to ultimately pursue a career in sports marketing. Delmer and his parents are longtime Delta Community members.
2016 First Quarter Scholar
The first scholarship winner of 2016, Donavan White, currently attends Morehouse College as a freshman. Donavan graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School where he played football in addition to working hard on his studies. He hopes to pursue a career in Industrial Engineering.
2015 Scholarship Winners
2015 Fourth Quarter Scholar
Winner Abrahana James pictured with her mother, Reecia, KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community COO Matthew Shepherd.
Abrahana James is currently a junior at Fort Valley State University where she maintains a 3.9 GPA as a business management major. She is also a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and captain of the softball team. Abrahana, from Southwest Atlanta, has been a member of Delta Community since 2012.
2015 Third Quarter Scholar
Winner Jerome Neal, III pictured with his father, Jerome, KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community CLO Bob Walsh.
Jerome Neal, III is from McDonough, Georgia, and is currently a senior at Union Grove High School. He maintains a 3.4 GPA, is a marching band section leader and participates in varsity track. Jerome plans to attend Savannah State University next year following his high school graduation.
2015 Second Quarter Scholar
Winner Janae Lyttle pictured with her father, Martin, KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community COO Matthew Shepherd.
Janae Lyttle is the recipient of our second quarter scholarship for $1,875. Janae is a graduate of Union Grove High School and plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta this fall as a pre-med student majoring in biology in the school's Honors Program.
2015 First Quarter Scholar
Winner Adam Turner pictured with his mother, Renee, KISS 104's Veronica Waters and Delta Community CEO Hank Halter.
Congratulations to Adam Turner, the first recipient of Delta Community HBCU Scholarship!
Adam will attend Morehouse College in the fall. He will major in Biology and plans to become a dentist. Delta Community is proud this scholarship award can aid him in reaching this goal.