2015 Scholarship Winners

Posted by Ne[x]t on 06.09.15

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship! A total of $15,000 was given away to three deserving students to help them pursue a higher education. Open to Georgia’s Own members 25 and under, students submitted applications along with an essay describing their educational and financial goals for college and beyond and the role Georgia’s Own could play to help. From more than 200 applications received, our judges selected the following winners:

Scholarship Winners:

$8,000 Scholarship – Yash Shirsath
University of Pennsylvania


$5,000 Scholarship – Amanda Mitchell
Columbia University

Amanda Mitchell

$2,000 Scholarship – Shakori Fletcher
Elon University

The 2016-2017 Scholarship will be announced early in 2016.

2014 Scholarship Winners!

Posted by Ne[x]t on 08.04.14

Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship recipients and thanks to all who submitted an application.  Winners were selected based on their academic performance, community involvement, and money-management skills. Georgia’s Own awarded a total of $15,000 in college scholarships to be used in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Scholarship Winners:

$5,000 – Danielle Purvis
Emory University

$3,000 – Emily Dutton
University of Georgia

$2,000 – Harrison Grier
University of Chicago

$1,000 – Jonathan Bearden
University of North Georgia

$1,000 – Valencia Bercier
Georgia Perimeter College

$1,000 – Ashton Seibel
University of Georgia

$1,000 – Cyana Tripplet
Georgia Gwinnett College

$1,000 – Rebecca Webb
University of Georgia

“At Georgia’s Own Credit Union, we recognize the significance of creating real opportunities for our young adult members. In addition to helping them realize their financial goals through our array of products and services designed to fit their needs and lifestyle, our scholarship program is yet another way we are empowering today’s youth to own their future.”

Amy Eagan
VP of Marketing & Sales of Georgia’s Own Credit Union

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