Duluth, GA (December 9, 2021) – Georgia United Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of their 28th annual High School Competition which will award $30,000 in scholarships to six student members.
The foundation’s unique scholarship program encourages college bound students to showcase their creativity through a one-minute video submission explaining how they will use their education to help the community. Additional consideration is given to academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities.
Last year, the foundation added two additional scholarships in memory of board members Monsignor Stephen Churchwell and Randall Dennis, who passed away while actively serving on the Georgia United Board. A total of six scholarships will be awarded to deserving students who plan to attend college or a technical school during the 2022-2023 school year:
• Vernon Carne Scholarship – $10,000
• Geraldine Tilson Scholarship – $5,000
• Polly Hinde Scholarship – $5,000
• Dorothy Dusenbery Pirkle Scholarship – $5,000
• Monsignor Stephen Churchwell Scholarship – $2,500
• T. Randall Dennis Scholarship – $2,500
Entries will be accepted now through January 31, 2022, 11:59 pm EST.
High school students are eligible for scholarship opportunities if their parents, grandparents or themselves have been a Georgia United member for at least six months prior to the January 31, 2022, deadline. Program requirements and online application are found at gucufoundation.org/scholarships.
Submissions will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committee and winners will be announced by February 28, 2022. Checks will be sent directly to the college or trade school on the student’s behalf prior to the start of the first semester. Scholarship funds can be used for expenses including tuition, books and supplies.
ABOUT GEORGIA UNITED FOUNDATION:
Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities they serve through impactful programs funded through corporate contributions and delivered by way of volunteer efforts from team members and community partners. The foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering or donating, visit gucufoundation.org.
ABOUT GEORGIA UNITED CREDIT UNION:
Georgia United Credit Union has had the honor of serving Georgia families and impacting the communities they serve for over 60 years. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with over $1.8 billion in assets and serves more than 170,000 members with innovative digital banking solutions and full-service branch locations. As a leader in the financial industry, Georgia United has been recognized by Forbes as a Best-In-State Credit Union for three consecutive years and an Atlanta’s Top Workplace seven years in a row. As a purpose driven organization, they are passionate about supporting causes and impactful programs that enrich the lives of their members, team members and communities. Visit gucu.org to learn more.