Peach State Federal Credit Union Celeste Norton Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship

Peach State Federal Credit Union Celeste Norton Wilbanks Memorial Scholarship

PLEASE NOTE: We apologize for the inconvenience, but the Peach State FCU Celeste Norton Wilbanks Scholarship online application is currently down, but will be up for online applications on Tuesday, March 5.

The scholarship deadline has been extended until Friday, March 15.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Daniele Aurandt 678-301-6335 or Emilie Killebrew 678-301-7287.

(Open to applicants districtwide)

Established in 2021 in honor of Celeste Norton Wilbanks, wife of former CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, a one-time $5,000 scholarship is sponsored by Peach State Federal Credit Union and will be awarded by sponsor Peach State Federal Credit Union. In addition, the Gwinnett County Public School Foundation will also award a one-time amount of $2,500. No additional application is needed to be considered for both. Applicants will be considered for both, but rules exclude both scholarships going to one winner.

In recognition of Mrs. Wilbanks legacy as a faithful community servant and dedicated friend, applicants must be a college-bound senior who has demonstrated compassion, citizenship, and strong moral character in his/her local school or community.


    • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Submit a typed essay describing (1) what motivated the applicant to become a positive influence and, (2) what effect the applicants positive example had on his/her local school or community
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from a school administrator, counselor, or community leader
    • Provide a short summary of community volunteer or school leader


You must register the FIRST time you apply ONLYfor any online scholarships. After you apply for the first scholarship, all your information will be applied to all scholarships you apply to thereafter. You will only login or logout.