Scholarships

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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 our scholarship programs were created to help members with early financial milestones, like going to college. Our Annual Scholarship Program 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. 

We also have a special program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn about Delta Community's special HBCU Scholarship—next application period opening in August.

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Delta Community Annual Scholarship Program

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 2024 scholarship application period is now closed. Please check back in February to apply for 2025 scholarships.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following conditions:

  1. Be a Delta Community member and primary accountholder 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.). Members aged 16 and 17 can open an account with an eligible joint owner. Not a member? Open an account and become one today. 
  2. 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. 
  3. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) as of the end of the prior semester.

Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Gargi Telang

Gargi Telang is a current High School Senior at Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia. Gargi plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology to major in Mechanical Engineering where the focus will be in sustainability. Her widespread academic achievements include being on the Governor's Honors Program (GHP) Finalist and Alumna, receiving CTAE Student of the Year, Bronze Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program Monetary Leadership Recognition, Emerging County Leaders Program Capstone Completion and Recognition and Cobb Student Leadership Academy SERVE Project of the Year. Gargi is involved in a quite a few activities in and out of the classroom such as being a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, Pope Concert and Marching Band, Girls in STEM Club, Student Government, Pope Book Club, and even the Drone Team. Outside of her involvement at school, Gargi makes sure she finds time to serve her community by volunteering her time at Yugal Kunj Temple and Community Center, Georgia House Rabbit Society, Radha Madhav Society and Harmony Youth Center, and Sources of Strength. Gargi also has a few work experiences under her belt such as Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program of Atlanta, Emerging County Leaders Program, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Nannying, and being an Art Instructor.

Jalen Johnson

Jalen Johnson is a High School Senior at Westlake High School Magnet Program in Atlanta, Georgia. Jalen plans to attend Georgia State University majoring in Chemistry and Physics. His career plans are to chemically redevelop opioids to remove the addictive side effects while maintaining pain relief. Some of Jalen’s impressive academic achievements include receiving the National African American Recognition Award, Georgia Certificate of Merit, Topical Winner of National High School Poetry Contest, placing 1st and 3rd place in DECA State Career Development Conference in Personal Financial Literacy, and obtaining the Social Studies Department Award. Some of his academic activities include being a part of the Atlanta Kappa League, 21st Century Leaders (21CL), Technology Student Association (TSA), National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), and even the Westlake Wrestling team. In his community service initiatives, Jalen has volunteered at the Community Church of God, participated in Read Aloud Day, served as a student volunteer at Stonewall Tell Elementary, Randolph Elementary, and Pay it Forward 2k15. Jalen has also published poetry and is currently working as the Lead Tutor for Conti’s Incredible Connections.

Joshua Zyzak

Joshua Zyzak is a current High School Senior at Beechwood High School in Lakeside Park, Kentucky. Joshua will be attending Harvard University in the fall. He plans to major in Mechanical Engineering and his career goal is to use autonomous systems-related research to innovate food sustainability/supply chains. Along with his career plans, Joshua has a plethora of academic achievements such as being a National Merit Finalist and Semifinalist, Presidential Scholar candidate, winning multiple Science Fairs, a member of the debate team, and being a presenter at the International Wartburg Flavor Symposium in Germany, National American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Sanibel Conference and American Chemical Society (ACS) 2022 National Conference. Joshua is also on his school’s Varsity Tennis Team and has worked at Chick Fil A part time. He still manages to find time to serve his community by being involved in different organizations such as Ministry Food Packing/Northern KY GO Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, and United Nations Association-USA.

Maximus Stetter

Maximus Stetter is a current High School Senior at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia. Maximus plans to attend University of Georgia in the fall to study Mechanical Engineering where he aspires to be a Marine Corps or Navy Officer and fighter pilot, and/or a commercial pilot. Maximus lives up to his name through his academic achievements and activities, community service involvement, and extra-curricular activities. Some of Maximus’ academic achievements are receiving Class of 2024 Georgia Certificate of Merit, AP Scholar with Distinction Award, Superior Service Award (Young Men’s Service League), and DHS Swim and Dive Wildcat Award. He has a few certifications such as a CPR Certificate, Babysitting Certificate, and earned his Eagle Scout rank at the early age of 15. Maximus’ academic activities includes National Honor and Athletic Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (Math National Honor Society), Science National Honor Society, Student Government Association (SGA), and Beta Club member. His Community Service involvement includes volunteering at the Young Men’s Service League, Scouts BSA | Boy Scouts of America, both the National Honor and Spanish Honor Society, and helps tutor peers with the Mu Alpha Thera Math Honor Society. Maximus continues to strive for success through work and extra-curricular activities. His roles include being a Student Pilot at Lanier Flight Training, Head Swim Coach at Mill Glen Swim & Tennis, Dynamo Lifeguard Services, starting a Yard Maintenance business, Pet Sitting and Walking business, and presently doing competitive swimming.

Simone Walker

Simone Walker is a High School Senior at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Georgia. Simone plans to attend Spelman College to study Biology. Her career goal is to become a Pediatric Dentist so she can help children grow up to have beautiful smiles. Simone’s extensive academic achievements include being an all A’s Honor Roll throughout high school, receiving a Community Leader Award, student of the month for both Biology and CTAE, attending a Leader Co-Op Leadership Conference, and obtaining a certificate for completing Spelman’s Summer Program. She a part of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and even a member of the Dutchtown High School Dance Team as an assistant choreographer. On top of her academic achievements and involvement, her community service list is also impressive. Just to name a few, her community involvement includes organizations such as One Warm Coat, Thanksgiving Basket Drive, Operation Lunchbox, and Keep The Street Clean.