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Scholarships

Peach State is excited to announce the availability of more than $167,000 in scholarships! Click on the title of the scholarship to learn about eligibility, download an application and apply.

Career Advancement Scholarships honor Peach State’s founders, educators in Gwinnett County. These were created out of respect for those roots in education and recognize the importance of education as a lifelong experience. These scholarships will be awarded to eligible members of our credit union.

Legacy Student Scholarships were created to honor the credit union’s Board members and employees who have served Peach State for 20 years or more.  They will be awarded to seniors in high school who are pursuing a college degree.

Important Update: We are aware that many colleges are waiving SAT and ACT scores due to the current COVID pandemic. In light of this situation, we have decided that we will also waive this requirement for all of our student scholarships. This includes the five Legacy Student Scholarships as well as the School System & Community Honoree Scholarships. Students will not need to include a copy of these scores when submitting their applications.

These scholarships honor the founders of Peach State Federal Credit Union.  Realizing the importance of education as a lifelong experience, this scholarship is for credit union members who have started a career and have decided to enroll in classes to further their education for career advancement. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Number of Recipients: 25
Eligibility Requirements: In order to apply for this scholarship, you must currently be employed and be a Peach State member in good standing with an active account that has been open for a minimum of one year (personal accounts only; business accounts are not eligible).  Additionally, you must currently be enrolled in an accredited program of study at a college, university or technical institute with the goal of career advancement. 

Please note: For your application to be considered for this scholarship, you must attach proof of paid registration documents for current term or class schedule from your accredited institution.

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This scholarship honors Wilma Widmer for her years of service on Peach State FCU’s Supervisory Committee.  Realizing the importance of education as a lifelong experience, this scholarship is for credit union members who have started a career and have decided to enroll in classes to further their education for career advancement. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,000
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: In order to apply for this scholarship, you must currently be employed in Walton County, and be a Peach State member in good standing with an active account that has been open for a minimum of one year (personal accounts only; business accounts are not eligible).  Additionally, you must currently be enrolled in an accredited program of study at a college, university or technical institute with the goal of career advancement. 

Please note: For your application to be considered for this scholarship, you must attach proof of paid registration documents for current term or class schedule from your accredited institution.

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This scholarship honors the legacy of past and present board members and employees who have served Peach State Federal Credit Union for 20 years or more.

Scholarship Amount: $5,000
Number of Recipients: 5
Eligibility Requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior intending to pursue a college degree in in any field. Applicants must attend a public school that is in Peach State’s service area or a private school that is one of our Select Employee Groups. View a list of Select Employee Groups.

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School System & Community Honoree Scholarships have been created to recognize past credit union volunteers as well as citizens in our service area for their contributions to the credit union movement and the community.

Important Update: We are aware that many colleges are waiving SAT and ACT scores due to the current COVID pandemic. In light of this situation, we have decided that we will also waive this requirement for all of our student scholarships. This includes the five Legacy Student Scholarships as well as the School System & Community Honoree Scholarships. Students will not need to include a copy of these scores when submitting their applications.

This scholarship honors Andy Byers, retired Superintendent of Jackson County Schools, for his contributions to the Jackson County school system.

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Jackson County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education.

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This scholarship honors Brian J. Mulherin, Sr. (former Director Emeritus for Richmond Community FCU prior to their merger with Peach State FCU) for his commitment and dedication to the credit union and the citizens of the Richmond County community. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Richmond County High School graduate on the basis of financial need, academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to community service. 

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This scholarship honors Dan Cromer, retired Superintendent of Barrow County Schools, for his contributions to the Barrow County school system. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Barrow County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education.

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This scholarship is in honor of Dr. Frances Davis, former Associate Superintendent of District Performance and Community Engagement at Gwinnett County Public Schools, for more than two decades of service on Peach State FCU’s Board of Directors. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Gwinnett County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education.

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This scholarship is in honor of Gary Hobbs, retired Superintendent of Walton County Schools, for his contributions to the Walton County school system. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Walton County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education.

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This scholarship honors the volunteer Board of Directors from Richmond Community FCU for their years of service and dedication to the credit union (prior to their merger with Peach State FCU). 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Richmond County High School graduate on the basis of financial need, academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to community service. 

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This scholarship is in honor of Dr. John Jackson, retired Superintendent of Oconee County Schools, for his contributions to the Oconee County school system. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to an Oconee County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education. 

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This scholarship honors Janet Pomeroy and Pearlie Woods for their commitment and dedication to the credit union and the citizens of the Athens/Clarke County community. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 2
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Clarke County High School graduate on the basis of financial need, academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to community service. 

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This scholarship honors the volunteer Board of Directors from Richmond County Teachers FCU for their years of service and dedication to the credit union (prior to their merger with Peach State FCU). 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Richmond County High School graduate on the basis of financial need, academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to community service. 

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This scholarship is in honor of Rick Cost, retired Chief Financial Officer at Gwinnett County Public Schools, for his contributions to the Gwinnett County school system. 

Scholarship Amount: $2,500
Number of Recipients: 1
Eligibility Requirements: Awarded to a Gwinnett County Public School graduating senior pursuing a degree in education. 

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How to Apply

Click on the links above to apply for the scholarship of your choosing. Please do not submit multiple applications for our Student or Career Advancement Scholarships. Applications to more than one of our scholarships will not increase your eligibility or chances of being selected.

Completed applications can be sent to: Scholarship Committee, Peach State Federal Credit Union, 1505 Lakes Parkway, Suite 100, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043.  Applications and supporting documents must be received by the credit union by Friday, February 26, 2021. Winners will be selected by March 31st and notified shortly thereafter.

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1505 Lakes Parkway, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
No branch onsite.

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