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.
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 2020 entry period is now closed. Winners will be announced in early April.
Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Award Recipients
Julian Woods, from College Park, Georgia, graduated in May 2018 from Westlake High School, where he was an Advanced Placement Program® (AP) Scholar with Distinction. While in high school, he held leadership roles in several volunteer and academic organizations, including serving as local chapter president and regional vice president of the Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society vice president. The Advanced Placement Program® (AP) Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exceptional college-level achievement on AP Exams. In 2018, he received a Certificate of Merit, which is awarded to students by the State of Georgia and the University of Georgia for being in the top five percent of their class. Julian plans to attend the University of Maryland-College Park, where he will major in Secondary Education. His career goal is to teach first and then transition to public policy focused on education policy.
Zora McKoy graduated in May 2019 from Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Georgia. She has been accepted to Spelman College in Atlanta where she plans to pursue a dual major in Chemical Engineering and Computer Engineering for an eventual career either as a software developer or a computer engineer. In 2018, she received a Certificate of Merit, which is awarded to students by the State of Georgia and the University of Georgia for being in the top five percent of their class. That same year, she became a Georgia Governor's Honors Program finalist, which is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students. While in high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society. Her community service activities include supporting the elementary school program Las Culturas del Mundo, where she introduces and teaches terms and sentence structures to first grade students during their afterschool program.
Maggie Robinson, from McDonough, Georgia, is a sophomore at the University of North Georgia (UNG) in Dahlonega, where she is a Biology/Pre-Dental major. During her time at UNG, she has made the President’s List for having a 4.0 grade point average during a semester. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from her high school, and in 2018, she received the Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship award and her school’s Presidential Award for her excellent grades all year. That year, she was also a member of National Spanish Honors Society, the National Honor Society, and the. National English Honors Society. Her career goals include becoming a dentist and owning her own practice in order to benefit her community.
$2,500 Scholarship Award Winners
Rachel Henderson graduated in spring 2019 from Roswell High School. At Roswell High, Rachel was accepted to the Governor’s Honors Program in 2018. That same year, she received a number of honors, including being named the Skills USA Broadcast News State Champion, becoming a Posse Scholarship finalist and making Honor Roll; she was also awarded 1st Place in the Oratorical Contest at the Georgia Missionary Baptist Convention, and received the Dartmouth College Book Award. Her recent community service activities include participating in Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, volunteering with Antioch Urban Ministries and serving as Sunday School Teacher for Antioch Baptist Church North. Rachel will attend the University of Missouri to study Broadcast Journalism. She plans to pursue a career as a nightly news anchor for an international news network.
Victoria Ayodele, a resident of Austell, Georgia, graduated in May 2019 from South Cobb High School where she was a member of the varsity basketball team. In 2018, she received a Certificate of Merit for being in the top five percent of her class. In 2017, she received Certificates of Achievement for both the National Honors Society and the National Beta Club, and that same year, she was given her school’s Best Math (pre-calculus) Student Award. She plans to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she will study Exercise Science, with a career goal to become a physical therapist.