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Delta Community Awards $20,000 through its 2019 Scholarship Program

14th Annual Program Recognizes Students’ Academic Achievement & Community Service

ATLANTA (May 21, 2019) – Delta Community Credit Union (, Georgia's largest credit union with $5.9 billion in assets, will award a total of $20,000 to five metro Atlanta students through its 14th annual Scholarship Program — three top prizes of $5,000 and two secondary awards of $2,500. Winners were chosen from 425 applications based on academic achievement, community service and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the Credit Union.

“We’re proud to provide this Scholarship Program to help Delta Community members better afford college and avoid excessive college loan debt,” said Delta Community CEO Hank Halter. “Each of these outstanding students shares our commitment to personal responsibility, community involvement, and financial literacy, and we wish them great success as they pursue their academic and career goals.”

2019 Scholarship Recipients
Pictured, left to right, are Delta Community Credit Union Chief Risk Officer Bill Buchanan; Rachel Henderson; Delta Community AVP Jai Rogers; Zora McKoy; Julian Woods; Victoria Ayodele; Delta Community Chief Operating Officer Matthew Shepherd.

The students receiving $5,000 scholarships are:

  • Julian Woods will attend the University of Maryland to major in Secondary Education.
  • Zora McKoy will attend Spelman College and plans to major in Dual Computer Engineering.
  • Maggie Robinson is a freshman at the University of North Georgia majoring in Biology.

The students receiving $2,500 scholarships are:

  • Rachel Henderson will attend the University of Missouri, majoring in Broadcast Journalism.
  • Victoria Ayodele will attend Howard University to major in Exercise Science.

In addition to the annual Scholarship Program, Delta Community also offers quarterly scholarships for students attending Historically Black Colleges or Universities; an annual grant-making Philanthropic Fund; and a wide array of free financial literacy workshops through its Financial Education Center.

About Delta Community Credit Union

Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with a mission of providing better service and value on the products consumers use to manage household expenses and save for the future. Founded in 1940, Delta Community is Georgia’s largest credit union with more than 396,000 members, three out-of-state branch locations and 26 branches in metro Atlanta. It welcomes anyone living or working in metro Atlanta as well as employees of more than 150 businesses including Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, RaceTrac and UPS. Visit to learn more about opening an account at Delta Community or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at and Twitter at @DeltaCommunity.