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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
  • Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

How Do I Get an Application?

Click on the link below to go to our scholarship on-line application.

  • On the scholarship application, you will be asked to write a 300-500 word essay on the question: “Why is good credit important for future financial success?”

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/belco2020 

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.

2020 Winners

  • Ethan Hunt – Newville, PA
  • Makenna Good – Lebanon, PA
  • Maya Arora – Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Skylar Diehl – Carlisle, PA
  • Matthew Lane – Manheim, PA

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