facebook-with-circle google-with-circle linkedin-with-circle twitter-with-circle youtube-with-circle search3 lock question6 plus3 arrow-up6 arrow-right6 arrow-down6 arrow-left6

Elton “Miller” Peterman Scholarship Program

Belco is proud to recognize the achievements of deserving students and support their continued education and training. Our annual scholarship program is an important part of our credit union’s commitment to giving back to the communities we serve.

Our role as a community leader is possible in part because of Elton “Miller” Peterman, a true visionary we are fortunate to remember as one of our founding fathers. He and several other employees of the former Bell Telephone Company pooled their funds to establish Harrisburg Belco Federal Credit Union in 1939.

Scholarship Details

Each year, Belco awards five $1,000 scholarships:  three to graduating high school seniors, and two to members who are continuing their education.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a Belco member.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or a college student.
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

How Do I Get an Application?

You may download the scholarship information and application by clicking here, stop by any branch office, or call 1-800-642-4482 and request one be mailed to your home. (the link will be active from January until the deadline date each year)

Click here to download 2019 scholarship application

Mail Application and Requirements to:

Belco Community Credit Union, Attn:  Marketing, 449 Eisenhower Boulevard, Suite 200, Harrisburg, PA 17111

Decisions are made by the Belco Community Credit Union Scholarship Selection Committee. Scholarship applications are due March 1 of each year. Winners will be notified the last week of March. All decisions are final.

2019 Winners

  • Kyle Putt – Enola, PA
  • Colin Boyd – Newville, PA
  • Benjamin Cook – Carlisle, PA
  • Jenna Brobst – Walnut Bottom, PA
  • Hafiza Ferhatovic – Carlisle, PA

Congratulations to our winners! A big thank you to everyone who submitted an application. The decision was difficult. We had some fantastic entries!