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Peach State Federal Credit Union Awards over $169,000 in Scholarships and Educational Grants

Pictured: 2019 Peach State Federal Credit Union Scholarship Recipients with Peach State Chief of Staff, John Fair and Peach State Board Members, Dr. Linda Anderson, Rick Davis, and Dr. Keith Everson.

Lawrenceville, GA (May 16, 2019) – Peach State Federal Credit Union is proud to announce the winners of over $169,000 in scholarships and educational grants. Since 2002, Peach State has awarded almost $1.5 million through its scholarship program to students and career professionals seeking to further their education. Credit union staff and representatives from the Board of Directors gathered with the recipients to celebrate their achievements with a reception at Gwinnett Technical College.

Twenty-six $2,000 Career Advancement Scholarships, were awarded to members to assist in their continuing education in honor of the credit union’s founders.

  • Nicole Aman | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Jami Baars | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Andrew Batchelor | Barrow County Schools
  • Cherrita Binns | Social Circle Schools
  • Auburn Bolton | Clarke County School District
  • Megan Brockington | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Ebony Extra | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Andrea Fairclough | Gwinnett Technical College
  • Minnie Freeman-Wreh | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Cindy Gay | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Amanda Guske | City Schools of Decatur
  • Lachelle Kegler | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Jill Lambes | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Aja Ledford | Jackson County Schools
  • Vannessa Lone |North Georgia Tech
  • Rachel Loyd | Union County Primary School
  • Morgan Mendes | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Monica Morall | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Alexis Pickett | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Kerry Rogers | Towns County BOE
  • Teosha Teasley | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Yolanda Walkes | Grayson Technical School
  • Ms. Fiona Weir-Banton | Walton County
  • Rona Williams | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Stephanie Wolfsohn | Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Tiffany Young-Norris | Richmond County Board of Education

Legacy Student Scholarships were awarded to ten high school seniors who will be attending college to pursue a degree in education. These $2,000 scholarships were established in honor of past and present board members and employees who have served Peach State for 20 years or more.

  • Emily Bacik | Parkview High School
  • Claire Beaumont | North Gwinnett High School
  • Kenzlee Denton | Towns County High School
  • Alyssa Dula | Peachtree Ridge High School
  • Blaine Galbreath | Duluth High School
  • Riley McNeill | Grayson High School
  • Kelly Paulson | Buford High School
  • Carter Sparks | Trion High School
  • Madelyn Sutton | Union County High School
  • Sadie Walsh | Mountain View High School

Sixteen $2,000 school system and community honoree scholarships were awarded as a tribute to the following school systems and leaders:

  • Marion Barnes – Zarriea Crawford | Richmond County Career Technical Magnet School
  • Anderson Byers – Lauren Barrett | East Jackson High School
  • Rick Cost – Erin Kim | Duluth High School
  • Dan Cromer – Jessica Kaminski | Winder-Barrow High School
  • Dr. Frances Davis – Ms. Micah Rae Hixson | Grayson High School
  • Gracewood Student Scholarship – Zianni Jones | Westside High School
  • Gary Hobbs –Emma Story | Walnut Grove High School
  • Dr. John Jackson – Katrina Guo | North Oconee High School
  • Brian J. Mulherin, Sr. – Lauren Wallace | John S. Davidson Fine Arts
  • Louise Radloff – Amilyn Bess Gurta | Mill Creek High School
  • Peach State FCU – Chancellor Nguyen | South Aiken High School
  • Peach State FCU – Hannah Grove | Silver Bluff High School
  • Pomeroy-Woods – Erynn Culbreath | Cedar Shoals High School
  • Pomeroy-Woods – Tavaria Smith | Clarke Central High School
  • Richmond County Teachers Student Scholarship – Beleil Lamb | A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School
  • J. Alvin Wilbanks – Taylor Rose Benton | Brookwood High School

Peach State is also proud to support the following organizations with a combined total of more than $62,000 in scholarships and educational grants:

  • Athens Technical College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • Habersham Co. Schools REACH GA Scholarships
  • Trion City Schools REACH GA Scholarships
  • University of North Georgia

“Our scholarship program is one of our most important traditions, established to honor and recognize the educators who founded the credit union more than 57 years ago,” remarked Peach State President/CEO, Marshall Boutwell.

About Peach State Federal Credit Union

Peach State is a $550 million credit union that serves more than 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. As a financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. To learn more, visit www.peachstatefcu.org.

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