Georgia United Credit Union Announces College Scholarship Contest

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Georgia United will award $27,500 in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors based on a creative video submission, academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and participation in the school and community. Submissions will be accepted through February 28, 2019.

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Georgia United is now accepting applications for their 25th Annual High School Competition, which offers college scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend college or a technical school during the 2019-2020 school year.

Students are invited to showcase their creativity through a video submission answering the question, “Georgia United was founded on the principles of supporting the community through education. How are you going to use your education to help your community?" Additional consideration is given to academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and participation in the school and community.

The scholarships, named for the credit union’s founder and notable board members, will be awarded in four opportunities.

  • The Vernon E. Carne Scholarship for $10,000    
  • The Geraldine Tilson Scholarship for $7,500
  • The Polly Hinde Scholarship for $5,000
  • The Dorothy Dusenberry Pirkle Scholarship for $5,000

Program requirements and online application are found at Entries will be accepted through February 28, 2019, 11:59 pm. Submissions will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committee and recipients will be announced in April.

About Georgia United Credit Union:
Georgia United Credit Union is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over $1.3 billion in assets, 160,000 members and 19 branch locations. As a full service and community-minded financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life and strive to improve the lives of the community through charitable initiatives and financial literacy programs. Visit to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook at, Twitter @GAUnitedCU and Instagram @gucucares.

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