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. The application period for this program is open now through March 1, 2024. 

We also have a special program for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Learn about Delta Community's special HBCU Scholarship—application period open now through April 30.

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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 open February 1, 2024 through March 1, 2024. Applications must be complete and submitted by March 1, 2024 by 5:00 PM (EST)

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 2023 Scholarship Recipients

Giovanni Beltran

Giovanni Beltran is a High School Senior at Randall K. Cooper High School in Union, Kentucky; he plans to attend The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to major in Architecture. Giovanni’s plans are to work with Disney Imagineering or Universal Studios creating immersive theme park lands. Giovanni was inducted into the Kentucky Academy of Governor’s Scholars, awarded into the National Hispanic Program, is an All A Honor Roll student, a member of both the National and Spanish Honor Society, and has received multiple certificates for Academic Excellence. His school activities include being a mentor for the Freshman Mentor Program, being an athlete on the swim team as well as spearheading the startup of his high school’s Lacrosse Team. Giovanni’s volunteer background involves being a karate school volunteer at the Women’s Self Defense Seminar using his knowledge from being a part of the Ichiban Karate School Leadership Team, he facilitates workshops for anti-bullying, assists with the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, and participates with Cookies for Cops by showing his local first responders’ appreciation for their services.

Ava Flanigan

Ava Flanigan is currently a High School Senior at the Elite Scholars Academy in Jonesboro, Georgia; she plans to attend Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, to double major in Chemistry and Engineering. Her aspiration is to become a Mechanical and Chemical Engineer. Ava’s long-standing academic achievements include being on both the Dean’s and President’s List, an All A Honor Roll student, a PAGE STAR Student, receiving the National African American Recognition and the Clayton County Board of Education Recognition, Excellence in Spanish, being a Scholar Athlete, and her artwork was submitted in the Celebration Art Publication. Ava serves her community through being a Board Member of the Youth United of the United Way of Greater Atlanta and serving at a local elementary school’s food pantry.

Joshua Hood

Joshua Hood is a Freshman at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he is working towards a dual degree in Engineering with a focus in Computer and Electrical. Upon leaving Westlake High School Joshua graduated as an Honors Graduate, an IB Student, and a Magnet Student. With his goals and background, he plans to improve the development of the relationship between humanity and technology. Joshua is on the Dean’s List, Honor Roll, a member of the Morehouse Dual Degree Engineering Program, and is a FOSSI Scholar where he is aided in his pursuit in STEM while attending a Historically Black College. Joshua enjoys giving back to his community through giving his time and effort as a Team Lead during the Fulton County, Coca-Cola Grant Park, Hapeville Charter Hazardous Waste, and Chastain Park Clean Up Day. He is an Elementary School Tutor, a Team Lead at the Red Cross Donation Drive, and participates in several drives facilitated by the organizations in his local community. On top being a scholar student and his philanthropic involvement, Joshua is a part time employee at Marshalls and in his free time, feeds his passion as a Music Producer, Engineer, and Artist.

Addison Orr

Addison Orr is a senior at Villa Rica High School in Villa Rica, Georgia; she plans to attend Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia, to major in Education. Her career plan is to serve in her local community as an Elementary School Teacher. Addison competed and won first place in the Future Georgia Educators State Event for a Job Interview as a Classroom Assistant Teacher. Her honors include a Georgia Merit Scholar Class of 2023, All A Honor Roll, a Wendy’s Heisman School Winner, a National Honor and Spanish Honor Society member, attended the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy, a part of the Student Government Association, and a member of the Beta Club. In addition to her impressive academic achievements, Addison was nominated and chosen as a Positive Athlete representing her school as a Varsity Softball Player, being on the Weight Lifting team, and Varsity Flag Football Team. Addison’s community service included being a Third Grade Math Tutor, volunteering at Midway Church, Flags for Veterans, Operation Homefront, Wreaths Across America, and participating in the Adults with Disabilities Birthday Celebration.

Emily Wagner

Emily Wagner is a current High School Senior at Whitewater High School in Fayetteville, Georgia; she plans to attend Auburn University located in Auburn, Alabama, to major in Architecture. Emily has placed first at both her County and Regional Fair, advancing her to the State Science Fair Honors. Amongst her inspiring academic achievements, Emily was selected as a Government Honors Program State Nominee, receiving the Directors Award, being an AP Scholar, Most Outstanding Upperclassman, Wildcat Award, and AP Capstone Diploma. Emily participated in multiple clubs including Marching Band, Science Olympiad, and several Honor Societies. She enjoyed playing Lacrosse all 4 years of high school and was considered a Scholar Athlete. Her community service involved serving and volunteering at her local Church communities.