Over $154,000 in scholarships and educational grants to be awarded by Peach State Federal Credit Union

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (December 2, 2019) — Starting today, Peach State Federal Credit Union will be accepting applications for its 2020 scholarship program.  The credit union will award $154,700 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 2020 and will be invited to attend a reception in their honor. The following is a list of all available scholarships:

  • Ten $2,000 Legacy Student Scholarships
  • Sixteen $2,000 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 $50,700 in scholarships and educational grants:

  • Athens Technical College
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Gwinnett County Public Schools
  • Gwinnett Technical College
  • 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

“We are committed to supporting educators and school systems throughout our service area, so scholarship time is an important time at Peach State,” remarked Marshall Boutwell, Peach State’s President/CEO. “We were founded by Gwinnett County educators in 1961 and we honor that foundation by providing opportunities for the educators and leaders of the future.”

Applications and eligibility criteria are available on the credit union’s website at

About Peach State Federal Credit Union

Peach State is a $752 million credit union that serves more than 72,000 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 The credit union’s passion for helping their members and community continue to grow guided them to create the Peach State FCU C.A.R.E.S. Foundation. To learn more about how Peach State cares, visit


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