Last year, Westlake High’s Julian Woods was the recipient of a $5,000 Delta Community Credit Union Scholarship. Now it’s another student’s chance to apply.
Today the credit union announced a call for entries in its 15th annual scholarship program. Five applicants will be awarded a total of $25,000 based on academic achievement, community involvement and submission of an essay on a subject selected by the credit union.
“Each year, Delta Community offers hundreds of free financial education opportunities through our Financial Education Center, and invests heavily in charitable organizations and schools where our members live,” said Delta Community CEO Hank Halter. “We know the positive impact of education on individuals and families, and it is our sincere hope that our scholarship recipients achieve personal and professional success which allows them, in turn, to invest in their own communities.”
The scholarship is open to eligible students seeking a first undergraduate degree. The award may be used to fund tuition, books, housing and other expenses.
Woods is now in his second semester at North Carolina A&T University, and says the scholarship helped to relieve some of the financial stress of being a college student.
“The Delta Community scholarship has lifted the burden of stress associated with student loan debt, and I’m grateful for the credit union’s investment in me,” he said. Woods also reports that he’s making the most of his college experience.
“As an English major concentrating in Secondary Education, I currently have a 4.0 GPA and earned a place on the Chancellor’s List. My best college experience so far was winning a Senate seat in the Student Government Association. I have been advocating for students in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the overall student body. I am now in the process of securing a summer internship in Government Affairs.”
Delta Community Credit Union Scholarship applications must be received between Feb. 1 and Feb. 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Winners will be notified by April 3, 2020. Applicants must be Delta Community members enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university in the United States during the fall semester of the 2020 – 2021 academic year.
This year’s essay topic is based on Delta Community’s success in 2019, and acknowledges the credit union’s 80th anniversary in 2020. Applications can be submitted at www.DeltaCommunityCU.com/Scholarships.
Photo: Delta Community’s Charaun Little presenting a $5,000 scholarship to Julian Woods, a 2019 graduate of Westlake High School, May 20, 2019 (Credit: Delta Community Credit Union)