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Scholarships for High School Seniors


To help make college more affordable, Georgia United Foundation offers scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors. To apply, student or their parent/grandparent, must be a Georgia United Credit Union member. Students are asked to complete an application and submit a 1-minute video explaining how they are going to use their education to impact their community.

This year a total of $17,500 was awarded to twelve students, with each scholarship split evenly among two recipients.

Congratulations 2024 Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to announce the exceptional individuals who emerged as the 2024 high school scholarship winners! At the heart of this initiative is a commitment to transforming lives, and this year's recipients, selected from among our valued Georgia United Credit Union members, exemplify the incredible impact of educational support. These outstanding students are not just recipients of financial aid; they are ambassadors of potential, representing the bright future that lies ahead.

We take pride in contributing to the advancement of their educational journeys and look forward to witnessing the positive influence they will undoubtedly exert on their communities and beyond.

Vernon E. Carne Scholarship - $2,500 Each

Anna Darley

Lakeside High School

Allie Grace Johnson

East Laurens High School

Geraldine Tilson Scholarship - $1,250 Each

Luis Cid Hernandez Perez

Alliance Academy for Innovation

Rafael Pacheco-Quijano

Northwest Whitfield High School

Polly Hinde Scholarship - $1,250 Each

Cole Talley

North Murray High School

Gabrielle Grogan

West Forsyth High School

Dorothy Dunsenberry Pirkle Scholarship - $1,250 Each

2024 Scholarships - Video Thumbnail - Kellie Dodd
Kellie Dodd

Habersham Central High School

Brandon Pruitt

Heritage High School

T. Randall Dennis Scholarship - $1,250 Each

Asia Jones

Heritage High School

Elizabeth Ramsey

Union Grove High School

Monsignor Stephen Churchwell Scholarship - $1,250 Each

Paris Ferguson

Newton High School

Isabelle Duncan

Clarke Central High School

Check back in December for information on applying for 2025 scholarships


While the application period for our scholarship competition is closed for 2024, you can get a jump start by making sure you or your child are eligible for next year. To enter:

  • Applicants (or their parents/guardians) 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. If you do not have an account, open a Georgia United account today!

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

A total of over $75,000 in scholarships will be awarded in 2024 to students at various stages in their educational journeys. If you are curious, take a peek at the other scholarships we will award in 2024:  scholarships for educators pursuing an advanced degree and scholarships for students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program

Georgia United Foundation also awards scholarships to members of the community through local schools and organizations.

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Pathway
  • Clarke County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Pathway
Thank you so much for awarding me this scholarship! I will be able to confidently complete this semester which will build a strong foundation for me to finish my program and graduate from Athens Technical College.
- Gabrielle, Scholarship Recipient 2022
Success is not about what you accomplish in life, it is about what you inspire others to do. With the Vernon E. Carnes Scholarship, I plan to attend the University of Michigan and apply the award towards my tuition. Upon graduation, my ultimate goal is to create a Youth Orchestra that would target 'at risk' youth as performers in my community. Music matters in our community.
- Caleb M., Scholarship Recipient 2020
Thanks to my Georgia United scholarship, I’m not only gaining academic knowledge from my classes at Mercer, I’m gaining insight into who I am and who I’ll be. My scholarship funds enabled me to complete a summer leadership development training in Maine which were the most rewarding and life-changing eight days of my life. My Georgia United scholarship is helping me learn exactly how I will change the world. I am eternally grateful for the confidence that the board showed in me last Spring.
- Amelia W., Scholarship Recipient 2019