Georgia United Credit Union awards $12,500 in scholarships to 13 Georgia students

DULUTH, GA (April 1, 2015) — Georgia United Credit Union (Georgia United) is proud to announce the recipients of its 2015 Georgia United Vernon E. Carne Scholarships and Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarships. Throughout March, $12,500 was awarded to the 13 high school students at their respective schools. 

Georgia United Vernon E. Carne Scholarship Winners

  • Samantha Smith:        Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell—$3,000
  • Jasmine Johnson:        Ola High School in McDonough—$2,000
  • Caroline Mangum:       Archer High School in Lawrenceville—$1,000
  • Stacia Dukes:               Heritage High School in Conyers—$500
  • Alexander Krakau:       Blessed Trinity High School in Roswell—$500
  • Crystal Sipp:                Heritage High School in Conyers—$500
  • Barrett Crowder:           South Forsyth High School in Cumming—$500
  • Lauren Rutledge:         Cleveland High School in Cleveland, TN—$500
  • Alicia Worthy:              Southwest DeKalb High School in Decatur—$500
  • Emma Fullett:              South Forsyth High School in Cumming—$500
  • Taylor Thomas:                       Dodge County High School in Eastman—$500

Archbishop John F. Donoghue Scholarship Winners  

  • Ryan Kolakowski:         Wheeler High School in Marietta—$1,500
  • Marian Bornhorst:        Roswell High School in Roswell—$1,000

As part of the credit union’s commitment to assist its student-members in accomplishing their educational goals, Georgia United annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school students based on written essays, academic achievement, and community involvement.

Since the inception of its scholarship awards program 22 years ago, Georgia United has awarded over $157,000 in scholarships.  In addition to the scholarship awards, Georgia United also rewards exemplary student-members with cash for good grades through its “Pays for A’s” program.

About Georgia United Credit Union

Established in 1958, Georgia United Credit Union is one of the largest and strongest member-owned credit unions in Georgia with over 130,000 members, 17 branches—of which are 5,000 shared branches— and over 100,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. As a full-service financial institution committed to improving its members’ lives and local communities, Georgia United serves all State Agency employees, Board of Regents colleges and universities, employees of over 500 companies and 11 county school systems.

For more information, please call (770) 476-6400 or visit

Photo Caption: Monsignor Stephen Churchwell (left), Georgia United Board Member, and Frank Moore (right), Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Principal, present Samantha Smith, Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Senior, with First-Place Georgia United Credit Union Scholarship.



More News