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 2024, Delta Community will award $25,000 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

The first HBCU Scholarship entry period is now closed. Please check back on August 1, 2024 for your next chance to apply!

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

Prize

Twice a year, scholarships for $5,000 will be awarded to HBCU students. Three scholarships will be awarded in May 2024, and two scholarships will be awarded in November 2024. 

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 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

2024 Scholars

Jordan Caldwell is a senior from Marietta, Georgia majoring in art with a concentration in advertising design at Clark Atlanta University, and she has a long list of very impressive on and off-campus accomplishments. She was a 2023 Walt Disney UNCF Corporate Scholar and interned at the Disney Animation studios in California and then with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Academy Gold Rising program. She’s also a 2024 PUMA® Scholar and a staff writer, photographer and the first female cartoonist for the Clark Atlanta student newspaper. Jordan’s academic achievements include being a Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society member ranked in the top 10% of students with a 3.8 grade point average, out of a total of 4.0 points. She’s a Resident Assistant in a dormitory and a peer mentor for fellow students. Jordan also writes letters to incoming first-year students for Admitted Students Day. She has served on the Residence Life Advisory Board as the Co-Community Outreach Chair, creating and facilitating community programs like the Little Brother, Little Sister mentoring initiative and Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society®. Other community support activities for Jordan include volunteering with the Bagel Rescue hunger relief program since 2022. Additionally, she has helped assemble 200 Halloween bags for children in the local area, planted trees and participated in several campus cleanups. Jordan plans to become an illustrator and the first female black animated film director.

2024 HBCU Winner Jordan Caldwell

Amir Rowser graduated from South Atlanta School in 2024 and, although this will be his first year in college at Fort Valley Sate University, he is entering as a junior due to previous credits from dual enrollment with Atlanta Technical College. Academically, he excelled in high school, ranking third his class with a top 4.1 grade point average. His extracurricular activities have included membership in Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America and National Beta Club. His community support work is extensive; he has served co-chair of a non-profit organization called the Dukes Foundation that empowers at-risk young men. Additionally, Amir has been an ongoing supporter of breast cancer awareness, and he has raised and donated more than $4000 to this important cause in the past three years; he also participated in gala fundraisers to generate more financial contributions to overcome breast cancer. Overall, while in school, he dedicated more than 200 hours to different types of community service. While excelling academically and in serving the community, Amir has also worked part time at Sam's Club® to help fund his activities.

2024 HBCU Winner Amir Rowser

Sydney Catron will be a freshman in the fall of 2024 at Atlanta’s Spelman College, where she has already demonstrated academic excellence. She was accepted into the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program at Spelman, where she will major in biology/pre-med with a minor in Spanish. During the summer of 2024 she is studying abroad. Her career ambition is to become an obstetrician/gynecologist, with the goal of bringing healthcare to women who may not receive the medical attention and care they need. Sydney has been a gifted scholar her entire school career, including being a member of the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. She also received the Outstanding Academic Achievement award from the National African American Recognition Program. She has maintained a 4.1 grade point average while taking multiple Advanced Placement® classes such as biology, physics, and American literature. Outside of school she has interned with the Kennesaw Gynecology practice while being highly active in her community. Sydney has contributed 40 hours of community service volunteering at food banks at local churches while using her Spanish-speaking skills; she has also worked with the non-profit Mission 1:27 to tutor middle school kids and teach them to read.

2024 HBCU Winner Sydney Catron