Supporting Education

Scholarships and Educational Grants

Applications for our 2023 Scholarship Program will be available this December.
Check back here for updates!

Peach State's Scholarship Program

Our Scholarship Program was established more than 20 years ago as a way to honor the educators who founded the credit union. We award scholarships on an annual basis to seniors in high school and professionals seeking career advancement.

Merit-Based

Student Scholarships

Peach State is proud to support students as they continue their educational journey. Our goal is to help offset some of the financial responsibilities that students are faced with as they plan for their post-secondary education.

  • Who Is Eligible to Apply? Graduating seniors in high school who attend a public school in our service area or a private school that is one of our Select Employee Groups.1
  • Membership Not Required Membership is not required for any of our student scholarships.
  • Available Scholarships We offer a variety of student scholarships.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Foundation Awards are made possible by the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. Learn more.

1 View our list of Select Employee Groups. Additional eligibility criteria may apply.

Students are happy about receiving merit based scholarships
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Financial-Need

Student Scholarships

Financial hardship shouldn't prevent students from furthering their education. A number of our student scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, academic credentials, and a demonstrated commitment to community service.

  • Who is Eligible to Apply? Graduating seniors in high school who attend a a public school in our service area or a private school that is one of our Select Employee Groups.1
  • Membership Not Required Membership is not required for any of our student scholarships.
  • Available Scholarships We offer a variety of student scholarships.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Foundation Awards are made possible by the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. Learn more.

1 Additional eligibility criteria may apply. View our list of Select Employee Groups.

Continuing Education for Adults

Career Advancement Scholarships

Peach State is proud to support our members as they continue their educational journey with a goal to advance their career. We aim to help offset some of the expense that comes along with attending a college, university, or technical institute.

  • Membership is Required You must currently be a Peach State member in good standing with an active account that has been open for a minimum of one year. 2
  • Currently Enrolled You must currently be enrolled in an accredited program of study at a college, university or technical institute with the goal of career advancement.
  • Currently Employed You must currently be employed in the field for which you are continuing your studies.
  • C.A.R.E.S. Foundation Awards are made possible by the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. Learn more.

2 Personal accounts only; business accounts are not eligible.

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Congratulations to our
2022 Scholarship Recipients

$2,500 Career Advancement Scholarship Recipients

  •  Vanessa Amos
  •  Tiffany Bailey
  •  Charles Bickley
  •  Jacqueline Broomes
  •  Samantha Burnett
  •  Makenzie Clark
  •  Talisa Clark
  •  Latasha Dillard
  •  Lauren Ford
  •  Scott Garmon
  •  Markeshia Holt
  •  Barbara Iliff
  •  Jerri-Ann Jacobs
  • Rosalinda Jimenez
  • Malaika Kangudja
  • Rachael Lehner
  • Sarah Lewis
  • Chante Luckie
  • Michael McLean
  • Cassandra Moon
  • Melia Morris
  • Brandy Murray
  • Jordan Perdue
  • Adam Quillian
  • Regina Roach
  • Chelsey Shiver
  • Robin Stephens
  • Tara Varnadore

$5,000 Legacy Student Scholarship Recipients

  • Madilyn Cordle
  • Joseph Fernandez
  • Said Gomez
  •  William H. White
  •  Erin Whitfield

$3,000 School System & Community Honoree Scholarship Recipients

  • Andy Byers Student Scholarship
    Kadyn Barnett
  • Brian J. Mulherin, Sr. Student Scholarship
    Shania Nguyen-Tu
  • Dan Cromer Student Scholarship
    Skylar Bridges
  • Dr. Frances Davis Student Scholarship
    Tatum Landers
  • Dr. John Jackson Student Scholarship
    Emma Gregory
  • Gary Hobbs Student Scholarship
    Eve Briscoe
  • Gracewood Student Scholarship
    Corey Mack
  • Marion Barnes Student Scholarship
    Nevin Dent
  • Peach State FCU Student Scholarship
    Emma Troup
  • Peach State FCU Student Scholarship
    Kimberly Morris
  • Pomeroy Woods Student Scholarship
    Ariana Duarte
  • Pomeroy Woods Student Scholarship
    Tiffani Richardson
  • Richmond County Teachers Student Scholarship
    Na'Kiyah Harris
  • Rick Cost Student Scholarship
    Aminah Muhammad

College & Foundation Scholarships

The following received a combined total of $38,000 in scholarships and educational grants:

  • Barrow County Schools REACH Scholarships
  • Burke County Middle School REACH Scholarships
  • Franklin County REACH Georgia Scholarships
  • Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation
  • Gwinnett Technical College Foundation
  • Habersham County Schools REACH Georgia Scholarships
  • North Georgia Technical College Foundation
  • Oconee County REACH
  • Toccoa Falls College
  • Trion City Schools REACH Georgia Scholarships
  • Walker County LAUNCH