Georgia;s Own Foundation

Scholarships

Georgia’s Own Scholarship Opportunities

Georgia’s Own scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate good financial habits, a commitment to their community, and a commendable academic record. Check out our scholarship opportunities below.

What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship

The Georgia’s Own Foundation is giving away $8,500 in scholarships. Watch the video to learn how you could win.

 

Want to enter? Tell us what’s next for you.

Create a short video, 5 minutes or less, that tells us where life is taking you, what your passion is, or what you want to accomplish, and you could win.

Our What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship is back for 2021, and we’re excited to give away a total of $8,500 in scholarships to three deserving students.

Want to learn more? Download the official rules here and review the guidelines below.

Application deadline is March 31, 2021!

What you’ll need:
  • Georgia’s Own account number
  • Your GPA
  • The college you plan on attending
  • Video telling us what’s next for you

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Apply for the What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship

Guidelines for What’s Ne[x]t Scholarship Consideration

  • The applicant must be a Georgia’s Own Credit Union Ne[x]t member, 25 years of age or younger.
  • The applicant must be enrolled or anticipate enrollment in 2021/2022 in an accredited institution.
  • The applicant must create a video describing your goals, passions, or what you want to accomplish.
  • The applicant must be attending an accredited high school or college.
  • Home school applicants are accepted as long as proper accreditation paperwork is provided.
  • Applicants who meet all of the above requirements will be eligible for scholarship entry.

Officers, Directors, Supervisory Committee Members, Employees, Vendors, Agents, Successors and Assignments of Georgia’s Own Credit Union and the Georgia’s Own Foundation and immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children, and grandchildren) are not eligible to win above-mentioned scholarships. Entries will be judged by a third-party panel of experts.

 


 

Georgia’s Own Foundation Jump Start Scholarship

Our Jump Start Scholarship awards $1,000 scholarships each year to 20 high school seniors who are enrolled or anticipating enrollment in college the year after graduation. Since 2003, the Southwest region of Georgia’s Own Credit Union has awarded $138,000 in scholarships.

Interested? Let’s get started.

If you need extra cash for college, Georgia’s Own can give you a boost with our Jump Start Scholarship. We’re awarding a total of $20,000 in scholarships to 20 students—and you could be one of them!

To enter, complete our online application and upload a copy of your transcript. You’ll also need to submit a short essay (300 words or less), telling us about your career goals—what you’re doing now (academics, work, community service, etc.) and what you plan to achieve in the future.

Want to learn more? Download the official rules here and review the guidelines below.

Application deadline is March 31, 2021!

What you’ll need:
  • Georgia’s Own account number
  • Your GPA and transcript
  • The college you plan on attending
  • Essay about your future career goals
  • List of activities, awards, and accomplishments

Apply for the Jump Start Scholarship

Guidelines for SWR Scholarship Consideration

  • The applicant must be a primary member or dependent of a primary member of Georgia’s Own Credit Union for a minimum of three (3) months, and the account must be in good standing.
  • The applicant must be a senior in high school and must be enrolled or anticipate enrollment in an undergraduate course of study for 2021/2022 in an accredited institution.
  • The applicant must complete the application in full and provide accompanying documentation by the submission deadline.
  • Home school applicants are accepted as long as proper accreditation paperwork is provided.
  • Applicants who meet all of the above requirements will be eligible for scholarship entry.

Officers, Directors, Supervisory Committee Members, Employees, Vendors, Agents, Successors and Assignments of Georgia’s Own Credit Union and the Georgia’s Own Foundation and immediate family members (defined as spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children, and grandchildren) are not eligible to win above-mentioned scholarships. Entries will be judged by a third-party panel of experts.


John B. White, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Presented by Georgia’s Own Foundation, Inc.

John B. White, Jr. served the members of Georgia’s Own Credit Union for 33 years as an insightful, kind and impactful member of its Board of Directors. He was a strong advocate for our members and our employees and left an indelible imprint on our organization. One of the biggest constants in Mr. White’s life was service, as illustrated by his commitment to outreach in every aspect of his life. As a young man, he served our country during the Japanese Occupation, he volunteered throughout his professional career at the Bell South Classic and for other organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, United Way and the Boy Scouts, he sat on various different Boards and became involved in the symphony and art museums in every city in which he and his wife, Ann, lived. He was active in his church, in his retirement community and took enormous pride in championing the pursuits of his children and grandchildren.

To honor the legacy of Mr. White, the Georgia’s Own Foundation has established the Georgia’s Own Foundation John B. White, Jr. Memorial Scholarship endowment at Georgia State University, which will reward one student in the Robinson College of Business each year for their academic achievement and their commitment to community. For more information and to apply for the scholarship, please click here.