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Ready to take your education to the next level? Let us help you pay for college. Georgia United Foundation supports continuing education through funding a number of scholarship programs for students and teachers pursuing higher education.

Over $75,000 In Scholarships Will Be Awarded In 2024

For 30 years, Georgia United Foundation has been giving back to the community by offering scholarships that make it easier for Georgia families to afford college. These scholarships, which were named for the credit union's founder and notable board members, are given every year to help students achieve their academic dreams.

We couldn't be more excited about the upcoming year! We're taking our impact to the next level by offering brand-new opportunities for not only high school seniors, but also college undergraduates and certified educators.

We've got an array of amazing scholarship options available, all designed to show our appreciation for the dedication and hard work of students at every stage of their academic journey. So, whether you're just starting out or already well on your way, we've got several options to help you achieve your goals.


Scholarships Awarded in Partnership with Reach Georgia

REACH Georgia is administered by the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA), a companion student finance entity of the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). The overarching goal of REACH Georgia is to provide greater college access for students throughout Georgia and prepare them for the 21st Century Workplace. REACH wants to influence the postsecondary success, and ultimately life outcomes, of low-income students across Georgia.

Georgia United Foundation partners with REACH Georgia to fund a number of scholarships in local communities including:

  • DeKalb County REACH Scholarship
  • Bartow County REACH Scholarship
  • Whitfield County REACH Scholarship
  • Henry County REACH Scholarship
  • Gordon County REACH Scholarship
  • Hall County REACH Scholarship
  • Habersham County REACH Scholarship
  • Calhoun REACH Scholarship
  • Dalton REACH Scholarship
  • Savannah REACH Scholarship
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