Delta Community Credit Union and KISS 104.1 HBCU Scholarship

hbcu scholarship contest at Delta community credit union

"Education is the key to success," and KISS 104 and Delta Community Credit Union want to help you succeed.

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 and a Young Adult Credit Card to further meet your financial needs during this important time of your life.

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

In 2017, Delta Community will award $8,000 in scholarships to select students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

How to Enter

The contest period is now closed. The next opportunity to apply will be in May. For other scholarship opportunities at Delta Community, please visit our Scholarships page.


Each quarter, a scholarship for $2,000 will be awarded to one student. Scholarships will be awarded in February, June, September and December 2017.

Who's Eligible

  • Current undergraduate students at any of Georgia's Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs)
  • Graduating high school seniors accepted into enrollment in one of Georgia's HBCUs

Winner Selection

KISS 104 and 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 KISS 104 on-air within 7 days after each contest period.

Congratulations to our HBCU Scholarship Award Winners

2017 First Quarter Winner

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 Fourth Quarter Winner

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. Joreal has been accepted to both Albany State University and Clark Atlanta University and will make her final decision in early 2017. 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 also volunteers in the community at the Lawrenceville Co-Op Ministry and SaltLight Center.

2016 Third Quarter Winner

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 Winner

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 Winner

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 Fourth Quarter Winner

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 Winner

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 Winner

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 Winner

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.

Official Contest Rules