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Over $167,000 in Scholarships and Educational Grants to be Awarded by Peach State FCU

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (December 1, 2020) – Peach State Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program. The credit union will award over $167,000 in scholarships and educational grants to seniors in high school and professionals seeking career advancement. The program was established to honor Peach State’s founders, past and present board members and employees, as well as the lifetime achievements of several notable school system and community leaders.

Scholarship winners will be announced in the spring of 2021. The following is a list of all available scholarships:

  • Five $5,000 Legacy Student Scholarships
  • Sixteen $2,500 school system and community honoree student scholarships
  • Twenty-six $2,000 Career Advancement Scholarships

Peach State is also proud to support the following organizations with a combined total of more than $43,000 in scholarships and educational grants:

  • Athens Technical College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS)
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • REACH Georgia Scholarships | Burke County Schools
  • REACH Georgia Scholarships | Franklin County Schools
  • REACH Georgia Scholarships | Habersham County Schools
  • REACH Georgia Scholarships | Oconee County Schools
  • REACH Georgia Scholarships | Trion City Schools
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • University of North Georgia
  • Walker County LAUNCH Program

New for this year, the credit union will contribute an additional $2,000 to Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation scholarships and educational grants, increasing their annual pledge to $12,000 in honor of Louise Radloff’s retirement.

“Peach State’s annual scholarship program is at the heart of our charitable activities,” remarked Marshall Boutwell, Peach State’s President/CEO. “We were founded by educators almost 60 years ago and we maintain a focus on education in everything that we do to honor that foundation.”

Applications and eligibility criteria are available on the credit union’s website at https://www.peachstatefcu.org/Forms-and-Resources/Scholarships.

About Peach State Federal Credit Union
Peach State is a $636 million credit union that serves more than 60,000 members in Georgia and South Carolina. Operating as a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Peach State’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its member-owners. For more information about our products and services, visit www.peachstatefcu.org. The credit union’s passion for helping their members and community continue to grow guided them to create the Peach State C.A.R.E.S. VISA® Debit Card program. Since the inception of the program in July 2019, Peach State has donated more than $850,000 to charitable organizations, school systems and the arts in the communities that we serve. The C.A.R.E.S. program was created to put these contributions on a sustainable path for the future. To learn more about how Peach State cares, visit https://www.peachstatefcu.org/Stories/Peach-State-CARES.

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