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Delta Community Credit Union Announces Annual Scholarship Program

This year’s program will award five applicants with a total of $20,000 in scholarships based on academic achievement, community involvement and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the credit union.

Delta Community Credit Union Announces Annual Scholarship Program

ATLANTA (Feb. 18, 2014) – Delta Community Credit Union ( www.deltacommunitycu.com), Georgia’s largest credit union, announces a call for entries for its annual scholarship program. This year’s program will award five applicants with a total of $20,000 in scholarships based on academic achievement, community involvement and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the credit union.

“At Delta Community, we assist our members in all stages of life, whether it’s with a first checking account, first car or home purchase or when they pursue an advanced degree,” explains Matthew Shepherd, COO at Delta Community Credit Union. “As the cost of higher education continues to rise, our scholarship program provides much needed financial assistance to our members.”

The Delta Community Scholarship, now in its ninth year, assists eligible members by awarding three $5,000 and two $2,500 scholarships to students seeking their undergraduate degree and is designed to provide supplemental funds to cover expenses, including tuition, books, lodging or meal costs. Delta Community’s focus on young adults, via its Quarterlife program, inspired the 2014 essay selection. Applicants are asked what role financial institutions should play in the financial literacy of young adults.   

All scholarship applications must be received by the close of business on March 31 and winners will be notified and announced on or before May 12. All applicants must be enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States during the fall of the 2014-2015 academic year as a full-time student.

For more information on the Delta Community scholarship and specific application details, including how to apply, visit https://www.deltacommunitycu.com/scholarships.

For more information about Quarterlife and to gain access to financial resources and tips, please visit www.deltacommunitycu.com/quarterlife. You can also find Quarterlife on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConnectWithQor Twitter at www.twitter.com/ConnectWithQ.

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About Delta Community Credit Union

Delta Community Credit Union is Georgia’s largest credit union serving over 290,000 members. It was founded in 1940 and today serves the entire metro Atlanta area, including residents of the 11 surrounding counties and employees of top businesses, such as Delta Air Lines, Chick-fil-A, UPS and RaceTrac. Delta Community is a state-chartered credit union organized under the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and its deposit accounts are federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund. It chooses to operate as a not-for-profit credit union so it can give back earnings to its members and their local communities. Unlike a for-profit bank, Delta Community is owned by its members, not individual or institutional investors. Customers become member-owners when they open and maintain an account. Please visit www.deltacommunitycu.com to learn more or follow the Credit Union on Facebook at www.facebook.com/deltacommunity and Twitter at @deltacommunity.            

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