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Anthony Pura, Public Relations Manager

Delta Community Awards $25,000 to Five College-Bound Students

2024 Scholarship Recipients Receive $5,000 Each

ATLANTA (April 5, 2024) – Delta Community Credit Union ( is proud to announce its 2024 Scholarship Award recipients who were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement and essay submission. As Georgia’s largest credit union with more than $8.5 billion in assets, Delta Community is proud to provide financial support to well-deserving students for the 19th consecutive year. The following five students will each receive a $5,000 award to assist with college-related expenses:

  • Jalen Johnson, a senior in the Westlake High School Magnet Program in Atlanta, who plans to attend Georgia State University to major in chemistry and physics;
  • Maximus Stetter, a senior at Dunwoody High School in Dunwoody, Georgia, who plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology to major in aerospace engineering;
  • Gargi Telang, a senior at Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia, who plans to attend the Georgia Institute of Technology to major in mechanical engineering;
  • Simone Walker, a senior at Dutchtown High School in Hampton, Georgia, who plans to attend Spelman College to major in biology; and
  • Joshua Zyzak, a senior at Beechwood High School in Lakeside Park, Kentucky, who plans to attend Harvard University to major in mechanical engineering.

“This year’s recipients embody our Credit Union’s values through their service to others as well as their interest in financial and social responsibility,” said Hank Halter, Delta Community’s CEO. “Their contest essays demonstrated a clear understanding of the role financial literacy can play in both personal and community prosperity. It is an honor to invest in each of them so they can pursue higher education, unlock their full potential and contribute to the future of their local communities.”

Delta Community also supports community education through quarterly scholarships for students attending historically Black colleges and universities as well as by offering free classes and workshops to the public through its award-winning 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 500,000 members, 29 metro Atlanta branches and three out-of-state branch locations. It welcomes anyone living or working in metro Atlanta as well as employees of more than 140 businesses including Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, RaceTrac and UPS. Visit to open an account or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at and X, formerly known as Twitter, at @DeltaCommunity.