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Georgia United Foundation Awards $17,500 in Scholarships to 12 High School Seniors

Apr 23, 2024

DULUTH, GA  - Georgia United Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Georgia United Credit Union, congratulates the 12 high school seniors who are winners of the organization’s 30th annual scholarship competition.

College, university and technical school-bound high school seniors were invited to compete for 12 scholarship grants. The students or their parents/grandparents must be Georgia United members. This year, there were 130 applicants.

These scholarships not only alleviate financial burdens but also symbolize the organization's belief in the transformative power of education to surmount barriers, defy odds, and forge pathways toward brighter futures.

The competition requires a one-minute video submission by the applicants explaining how they plan to use their education to contribute to their community.

“As we invest in the educational aspirations of deserving students through our scholarship program, we not only provide financial assistance but also unlock doors to boundless opportunities,” said Foundation Program Manager Haven Beavers. “We are proud to play a part in propelling their educational journeys forward and eagerly anticipate the positive ripple effects they’ll create within their communities and beyond.”  

  • Anna Darley, Lakeside High School and Allie Grace Johnson, East Laurens High School, are recipients of the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship, $2,500 each.
  • Luis Cid Hernandez Perez, Alliance Academy for Innovation and Rafael Pacheco-Quijano, Northwest Whitfield High School, are recipients of the Geraldine Tilson Scholarship, $1,250 each.
  • Cole Talley, North Murray High School and Gabrielle Grogan, West Forsyth High School, are recipients of the Polly Hinde Scholarship, $1,250 each.
  • Kellie Dodd, Habersham Central High School and Brandon Pruitt, Heritage High School, are recipients of the Dorothy Dunsenberry Pirkle Scholarship, $1,250 each.
  • Asia Jones, Heritage High School and Elizabeth Ramsey, Union Grove High School, are recipients of the T. Randall Dennis Scholarship, $1,250 each.
  • Paris Ferguson, Newton High School and Isabelle Duncan, Clarke Central High School, are recipients of the Monsignor Stephen Churchwell Scholarship, $1,250.

To view their winning videos, click here.

About Georgia United Foundation

Georgia United Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for children and families in the communities it serves through impactful programs funded through corporate contributions and delivered via 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

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 more than $2 billion in assets and more than 150,000 members. As a full-service financial institution, Georgia United offers competitive products and services for every stage of life. Visit to learn more.