Delta Community Credit Union HBCU Scholarship

Education is the key to success, and V-103 and Delta Community Credit Union want to help you succeed.

In 2022, Delta Community will award $20,000 in scholarships to select students of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

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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 to meet our members' needs during this important time in their lives.

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

How to Enter

Visit V-103's website to submit a 250 word nomination for a deserving student that attends, or plans to attend, one of the nation's HBCUs telling us why the student deserves or needs this scholarship. You may also nominate yourself! Submissions must be received by 12:00 p.m. ET on October 31, 2022.

For other scholarship opportunities at Delta Community, please visit our Scholarships page.

Prize

Twice a year, a scholarship for $5,000 will be awarded to two students. Scholarships will be awarded in May and November 2022. 

Who's Eligible

  • Current undergraduate students at any of the nation's HBCUs
  • Graduating high school seniors who have received an official acceptance letter to an HBCU
  • Students must be Georgia residents

Winner Selection

Delta Community Credit Union will select two winners each entry period from among the most compelling submissions. Winners will be chosen after the contest period ends and will be contacted by a representative from Delta Community. Winners will be announced by V-103 on-air after each contest period.

Congratulations to our HBCU Scholarship Award Winners

2022 Scholar

The first recipient of our 2022 HBCU Scholarship is Francesca McDaniel, a rising junior at Spelman College in Atlanta majoring in Biology. She plans to become a Physician’s Assistant with a specialty in obstetrics and gynecology. She is from East Point, Georgia and graduated from Westlake High School in 2020. This year Francesca was an intern with the Summer Health Professions Education Program, which includes classes in multiple scientific disciplines such as anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, and statistics. Her extensive extracurricular activities include membership in  the Pre-Physician’s Assistant Association, working with Upward Bound assisting high school students in biology, co-hosting a podcast giving advice and sharing college experiences—and she was also a scholar volunteer with Spelman College’s Bonner Office of Civic Engagement Saturday Service. Additionally, Francesca tutors young children in reading, math, and writing at Conti's Incredible Connection, and she tutors high school students in biology through a program at Morehouse College. Her civic volunteer efforts also include cleaning sidewalks and playgrounds in her community and helping at toy drives, blood drives and voter registrations. For two years she was an organizer for Fulton County Voter Registration Drive in Atlanta.

2022 HBCU Winner Francesca McDaniel

2022 Scholar

The second recipient of our 2022 HBCU Scholarship is Cameron Rainer from Lawrenceville, Georgia, who will be a 2022 freshman attending the Dr. Levi Watkins Institute Medical Program at Tennessee State University; he will be majoring in biology with an emphasis in premed studies. Cameron plans to attend medical school after graduating with his bachelor's degree, and his goal is to become a medical doctor specializing in neurology. A stellar high school student, Cameron had a 3.95 grade point average at Grayson High School in Loganville, Georgia. While at Grayson, he had a very impressive academic and athletic career, including contributing more than 300 hours of community service, being a member in the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, the Debate Club, and the Kappa League mentoring program—all while competing as a pole vaulter on the track team.

2022 HBCU Winner Cameron Rainer