Cobb-based Delta Community Credit Union awarded a total of $20,000 to five metro Atlanta students through its 14th annual Scholarship Program — three top prizes of $5,000 and two secondary awards of $2,500.

Winners were chosen from 425 applications based on academic achievement, community service and submission of an essay on a topic selected by the credit union.

“We’re proud to provide this Scholarship Program to help Delta community members better afford college and avoid excessive college loan debt,” said Hank Halter, Delta Community CEO. “Each of these outstanding students shares our commitment to personal responsibility, community involvement, and financial literacy, and we wish them great success as they pursue their academic and career goals.”

The students receiving $5,000 scholarships were Julian Woods, who will attend North Carolina A&T State University to major in Secondary Education; Zora McKoy, who will attend Spelman College and plans to major in Dual Computer Engineering; and Maggie Robinson, a freshman at the University of North Georgia majoring in Biology.

The students receiving $2,500 scholarships are Rachel Henderson, who will attend the University of Missouri, majoring in Broadcast Journalism; and Victoria Ayodele, who will attend Columbus State University to major in Exercise Science.

In addition to the annual Scholarship Program, Delta Community also offers quarterly scholarships for students attending Historically Black College or University (HBCU); an annual grant-making Philanthropic Fund; and a wide array of free financial literacy workshops through its Financial Education Center.

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