EXCEL Federal Credit Union has awarded $3,000 in scholarships to three graduating high school seniors from the Greater Atlanta area.
Scholarships were awarded July 9. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the credit union forewent the traditional award ceremony, instead hosting a teleconference with the recipient and EXCEL Chief Executive Officer Tom Hayden.
“It’s an honor to provide these outstanding students financial aid to support their continued education,” Hayden said. “EXCEL believes in the future of our members and is committed to providing resources to further their financial wellbeing.”
This year, the credit union received a record number of applications – 33 in total.
“It is encouraging to see so many young people taking an active interest in their academic and financial futures,” Hayden said.
The EXCEL scholarship program is open to graduating high school seniors as well as students of accredited colleges and universities who are working towards their first degree. Applications are reviewed by a committee which evaluates academic achievement, community involvement and a written essay.
EXCEL is dedicated to fostering the financial education of its members and community. With programs specifically designed for youths such as the CU Succeed savings and checking accounts geared towards educating teens on the value of saving and budgeting, the credit union aims to empower teens and young adults to take control of their finances.
EXCEL Federal Credit Union 2020 Scholarship Recipients
- Brianna Royster, a graduate of Landmark Christian School, will be attending Georgia State University in the fall.
- Fiona Foerst, a graduate of Lakeside High School, will be attending DePaul University in the fall.
- William Long, a graduate of North Gwinnett High School, will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall.