Peach State Federal Credit Union Supports Scholarship Fund
A donation of $10,000 has been presented to the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation scholarship fund by Peach State Federal Credit Union, formerly Gwinnett Federal Credit Union.
In awarding this grant, the governing board of Peach State Federal Credit Union acknowledged Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) two-decade trend of increasing the number of graduates advancing to postsecondary study. In 2012, approximately 87% of GCPS graduates (or 7,800 students) planned to continue their education beyond high school.
"It is a pleasure to continue our longstanding relationship with Gwinnett County Public Schools. Our commitment, which begun in 1961 as Gwinnett Teachers Federal Credit Union and later as Gwinnett Federal Credit Union, stands firm. Our name may have changed, but the commitment to students and teachers continues," said Marshall Boutwell, President/CEO of Peach State Federal Credit Union.
The GCPS Foundation Fund, Inc. appreciates the continued support of this longtime partner. In accepting the donation, GCPS Foundation Fund President David Seago said, “I applaud Peach State Federal Credit Union for this effort. Gwinnett depends on the quality of the workforce, and it is a smart investment to help students achieve post-secondary success.
The monies donated to the Foundation’s scholarship fund will be used to support four Gwinnett students who will graduate in May as part of the Class of 2013. Two of the scholarships, each with a $2,500 value, will be presented to students who earn the J. Alvin Wilbanks teaching scholarship. Named after GCPS’ Superintendent, the scholarship recognizes students who have a desire to enter the teaching profession.
The other scholarship is named after public servant Louise Radloff, Gwinnett’s longest sitting Board of Education member. Two Louise Radloff scholarships are presented annually to two Gwinnett students on their way to graduation after overcoming significant challenges to earn their high school diploma. The winners of these scholarships will be announced later this spring.
Serving Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Jackson, Oconee and Walton counties, Peach State Federal Credit Union continues a tradition of corporate citizenship in which more than $92,500 in scholarships and educational grants were awarded in 2012.
The Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation Fund, Inc. is a nonprofit 501C3 charitable organization dedicated to enhancing and expanding the academic initiatives of Gwinnett students.
Source: Gwinnett County Public Schools