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

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 April 30, 2024. 

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


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

2023 Scholars

Alexis Sims is a second-year scholar at Spelman College and plans on using her Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science to pursue her passions of civil rights law, nonprofit service and community building. Alexis’ collegiate academic achievements include being honored as a Dean's List scholar for two years and earning membership into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. In April 2023, Alexis established the Spelman College Mock Trial Association; she is also an Associate for the Spelman College Social Justice Program and a member of the Morehouse Spelman Pre-Law Society. Alexis volunteers as a reading guide for the SpelREADS Literacy Program, and contributed more than fifty hours of tutoring in her first year of college. As a reading guide, Alexis assists in increasing the literacy rate of elementary and middle school students in the Atlanta Public School System. After graduation, Alexis plans to attend Law School. She is from Stockbridge, Georgia and graduated from Eagle’s Landing High School in 2022.

2023 HBCU Winner Alexis Sims

Kandon Fears is a sophomore at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in the School of Journalism and Graphic Communication and plans on becoming a political journalist. Currently he is a staff writer for the student newspaper, serves as a host for FAMU TV-20 Venom Affair Show, and he is a field reporter for FAMU’s TV-20 Word Around Campus show. Kandon’s volunteer service activities include participating in voter registration drives and FAMU Day at the Georgia state capitol. He also became a proud member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and became active in The Sankofa Kinship of Big Brothers Little Brothers Mentoring Program, Inc., during his sophomore year. Kandon is from Lithonia, Georgia and graduated from Arabia Mountain High School in 2022.

2023 HBCU Winner Kandon Fears

Isaiah Cox is a rising junior studying pharmacy at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida. He is already licensed in the state of Georgia as a pharmacy technician, and his significant academic achievements include membership of the Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Societies. Since his freshman year at FAMU he has maintained a 3.5 grade point average. To supplement his academic studies with additional experience, in 2022, Isaiah completed the program at the Bluford Healthcare Leadership Institute, and he will be interning at Northwest Medical Center Houghton in Tucson, Arizona, during the summer of 2023. His many extracurricular activities include holding leadership positions both with Progressive Black Men, Inc., a community service organization, and with the FAMU chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Over the last year he also completed more than 300 hours of community service as a chemistry and math tutor, elementary school mentor, and community service worker with a local homeless shelter. Isaiah is from Stone Mountain, Georgia.

2023 HBCU Winner Isaiah Cox

Sydney Redmond will be a 2023 freshman at the North Carolina A&T Honors College where she will major in health sciences. Her career ambition is to become a dentist providing dental services to underserved communities. This year she was a Healthcare Pathway student ranked in the top 10% of her graduating class at Heritage High School with a 3.93 GPA. Her academic honors and activities include membership in the National Honor Society and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; she was also a writer and reporter for her high school’s yearbook. In addition to her school involvement, Sydney has worked at Publix® for two years. Her extracurricular activities include serving on the Make-A-Wish® GA Youth Leadership Council, where she helps plan and lead fundraising activities to raise money for granting wishes to critically ill children. Since middle school, Sydney has logged between 50-75 community service hours volunteering for Med Share, participating in park cleanups, supporting the State of Georgia’s Adopt-A-Highway program, contributing to letter-writing campaigns for nursing home residents, and helping build Habitat for Humanity® homes. Sydney is also a member of INROADS®, which has programs to advance diverse youth in corporate America.

2023 HBCU Winner Sydney Redmond