Scholarships

Northwest Georgia Credit Union proudly offers two $1,000 scholarships annually for members who are graduating high school seniors that will be attending college or technical school in the fall of the next academic year. We make these applications available online and in our branches on February 1 of each year. Scholarship deadlines are in April, and the winner is announced no later than early May. Scholarship decisions are made by the Scholarship Selection Committee. Students are encouraged to apply for both!

This year, Northwest Georgia Credit Union is also offering a third scholarship, the Harold David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, for members who are Hispanic/Latino graduating high school seniors that will be attending either Georgia Highlands or Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Fall 2014. The deadline for turning this application in is May 7, 2014.

Tom Nunn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in honor of late Director Mr. Tom Nunn, a gentleman committed to excellence in his work and service the Greater Rome community. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the student who best demonstrates the same commitment to excellence in his or her academic studies, service, and involvement to the community.

Our 2013 Tom Nunn recipient was Daniel Hester of Rome High School.

2014 Tom Nunn Memorial Scholarship Application

Progressive Leader Scholarship

This scholarship is in honor of the credit union movement, which was founded by innovative leaders who strongly believed that the banking industry was not serving people as it should. This spurred an international grassroots movement started by a handful of forward-thinking people who wanted a solution. The result? Credit unions: owned by the people, less costly, overseen by a democratically elected volunteer Board of Directors. This scholarship honors the entrepreneurial, progressive student leader who believes in her or her own cause and does something about it.

Our 2013 Progressive Leader recipient was Bailey Brock of Darlington.

2014 Progressive Leader Scholarship Application

Harold David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship

This year, Northwest Georgia Credit Union is presenting the Harold David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship to a deserving Hispanic/Latino high school senior. This scholarship is made possible this year by the generous donation of an anonymous NWGACU member. This scholarship honors the memory of Mr. Harold David Reynolds, formerly of Winston-Salem, NC, who believed in the progressive credit union movement created to serve working people trying to better themselves and their communities. Northwest Georgia Credit Union will present a $1,000.00 scholarship to the student who best demonstrates the same commitment to excellence in his or her academic studies and service to the community.

Harold David Reynolds Memorial Scholarship Application