Credit Union of Georgia awards $1K scholarship to Marietta High School Student

Credit Union of Georgia awards $1K scholarship to Marietta High School Student

The Credit Union of Georgia recently surprised Alexander “Alex” Scheid to award him the Credit Union of Georgia Scholarship in connection with the Marietta Schools Foundation. Alexander was selected for his essay on “How #DoYouCU Making a Difference?” along with his impressive resume.

Community is important to the Credit Union of Georgia. The credit union wanted to award its scholarship to a student who cares about their community and making a difference in the future. Alex received raving recommendations from his teachers and earned great grades throughout his high school career — but what stuck out most was his desire to help others.

“I have always found joy in helping those who truly need it,” wrote Alex in his essay. With a desire to help others he has decided to pursue a career in physical therapy.

“Alex was genuinely surprised when he opened the door to a giant check, balloons and gift basket today. He was truly honored to have been selected and is excited to begin his college career in the Fall at the University of Georgia. It is evident that this young man has a heart of gold and will go far in life with his passion of giving back to others.” said Kathy Winiarczyk, business development officer for Credit Union of Georgia.

Alex was heavily involved in extracurricular activities and sports as well as working his final two years of high school. He was involved in Beta Club, French Honor Society, National Honor Society, Key Club, Habitat for Humanity, HOSA, Best Buddies Program, baseball and lacrosse.

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