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Georgia United Foundation Announces 2021 High School Scholarship Competition

Dec 16, 2020

DULUTH, GA – Georgia United Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of their 27th annual High School Scholarship 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.

This 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 2021-2022 school year:

  • Vernon Carne Scholarship - $10,000
  • Geraldine Tilson Scholarship - $5,000
  • Polly Hinde Scholarship - $5,000
  • Dorothy Dusenberry-Pirkle Scholarship - $5,000
  • Monsignor Stephen Churchwell Scholarship - $2,500
  • T. Randall Dennis Scholarship - $2,500

Entries will be accepted now through February 28, 2021, 11:59 pm EST.

Applicants (or their parents / grandparents) must have an active Georgia United Savings Account in good standing for at least six months when the application is submitted to be considered for a scholarship. Program requirements and online application are found at

Submissions will be reviewed by the Scholarship Application Committee and recipients will be announced in April. 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 and delivered through volunteerism by way of corporate contributions, team members and community efforts.  The Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union. For details on volunteering, participating or donating, visit

About Georgia United Credit Union

Georgia United Credit Union is an award-winning financial leader and partner in education. Headquartered in Duluth, Georgia United is ranked as one of the state’s largest credit unions with $1.6 billion in assets, 163,000 members and 19 branch locations.  As a full-service financial institution, they offer competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit to learn more and follow the credit union on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.