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Scholarships for College Undergraduates

We're thrilled to expand our scholarship program to include college undergraduates! We have broadened our program to include students at various levels and stages of their academic journeys, ensuring that support is extended to a diverse group of deserving individuals. These new scholarships reflect our commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our community. 

Scholarships will be awarded to remarkable upperclassmen, recognizing their potential and supporting their dreams. These scholarships provide more than just financial aid; they open doors to new opportunities, encouraging students to pursue their goals with confidence. We're proud to play a part in propelling their educational journeys forward and can't wait to see the impact they'll make within their communities and beyond.

Dr. James Williams Scholarship - $5,000

This scholarship honors Georgia United’s first African American board member, Dr. James Williams. Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time sophomore or junior at an accredited historically black college or university during the 2023 - 2024 school year. Applications will be accepted through the African-American Credit Union Coalition during the spring. Check back for more details, coming soon!

Tom Dickson Scholarship - $5,000

This scholarship honors Georgia United's board chairman, Tom Dickson, as well as the Hispanic/Latino community and first-generation students in his hometown of Dalton, Georgia. In 2024, one or more upperclassmen enrolled in the C. Lamar and Ann Wright School of Business at Dalton State College will be chosen for this opportunity in May!

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Georgia United Foundation supports multiple scholarships through local colleges in our state including:


Athens Technical College


Georgia Piedmont Technical College




Georgia Northwestern Technical College


Georgia Institute of Technology
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