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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
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

How Do I Get an Application?

Visit the scholarship online application page for more information!

  • On the scholarship application, you will be asked to write a 300-500 word essay on the question:

Belco Community Credit Union is committed to the well-being of our community by supporting local, charitable and social causes. Please explain the importance to you of community involvement or providing service to others.

NOTE: You must use one of the following browsers: Chrome, Firefox or Safari (Internet Explorer is not supported)

Copy the following link into an alternate browser: https://app.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarship/belco2021

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