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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.
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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 2022 scholarship application period is now closed. Please check back in February to apply for 2023 scholarships.
Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:
- 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.
- 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.
- Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of the end of the prior semester.
Congratulations to our 2022 Scholarship Award Recipients
Divine Madubike is a freshman at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he is majoring in international affairs and finance, with a minor in marketing. He hopes to become an attorney specializing in international law and diplomacy, while also working in finance. In his first year at Mercer he made both the President’s and Dean’s Lists for academic achievement; he also received the Mercer Minority Success Award for his leadership abilities, community engagement and academic presence. In high school he became the youngest election poll manager at the age of 16 in Fulton County, and he was awarded the Election Poll Award for his work for across three elections. His community service includes volunteering as an officer with Street to Success, a non-profit organization, where weekly he serves meals to the homeless in rural Macon and tutors young children. He has also worked with other non-profits to help improve the infrastructure of up-and-coming neighborhoods.
Erik Tekenbroek is a senior at Johnson Ferry Christian Academy in Marietta, Georgia, with plans to attend Cornell University in Ithica, New York, to major in finance. In high school, his honors included the Class of 2022 Georgia Certificate of Merit, a 1st Place in Rhetorical Writing from the Georgia Association of Private and Parochial Schools Literary Competition and induction into the National Honor Society. He also served as president of his school’s chapter of the National Honor Society and Habitat for Humanity Club, a senator on the Student Leadership Council, as a mentor in the Peer Leadership/Mentorship Program and as member of the Chick-fil-A® Leader Academy. Erik was also a member of his school’s basketball team, eventually becoming its co-captain. His community service work includes serving for three years at the Johnson Ferry Baptist Church Sunday school as a co-teacher and working on the Hyde Farm Community Garden as a grower.
Arya Telang is a senior at Campbell High School in Smyrna; she plans to attend the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, to major in international affairs and business. Her career goal is to become either a diplomat at the United Nations or serve in the FBI or CIA as a member of the public affairs staff. While in high school, just some of her recognitions included becoming a Georgia Governor's Honors Program finalist and attendee, having the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers give her four honorable mentions for her poetry works and portfolios while also winning two of its Gold Key Awards, being named the Cobb County High School Student Leader of the Year and receiving both an International Skills Diploma Seal and Seal of Biliteracy. In additional to her academic work, she has served as volunteer at county polling stations, provided communication services to soup kitchens and worked as language tutor.
Prisha Vallamsetti is a senior at Denmark High School in Alpharetta. She plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, to major in business administration. For her career, she intends to first earn a Master of Business Administration degree and then seek a business operations role in computer science or the hospitality industry. Her recognitions include being named an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, an Advanced Placement Language Achievement Award, 2nd Place in the Distributive Education Clubs of America International Business Plan competition, Top 3 Future Business Leaders of America Roleplay – Hospitality and Event Management, and Top 10 Future Business Leaders of America Roleplay – Marketing. Prisha’s community service activities include founding a local high school chapter of the March of Dimes®; for the LEAP Foundation she tutored 20 Indian students in English and math fundamentals, and she served as a summer camp counselor at the Atlanta Gurukul Summer Camp.
Janiyah Williams is a senior at Langston Hughes High School in Fairburn, Georgia, and she plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, to major in biology with the goal of becoming a pediatric dentist. She has already earned one college degree, since she was dually enrolled in her high school and in the Georgia Military College, Fairburn, Georgia; she received an Associate of Science degree from the college in biology in 2021, graduating summa cum laude. Janiyah has received a number of certifications related to health care, including Medical Administrative Assistant, Community Health Worker, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation & First Aid and COVID-19 Contact Tracing. Janiyah’s community service includes volunteering with Zena’s House to lead college and career-ready workshops and serving as a guest speaker during online events, while for another nonprofit, Soccer in the Streets, she tutored elementary and middle school children in core subjects.