Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Catholic Student Awarded GFCU Scholarship

Published June 4, 2009

Gilchrist, who attends Marist School in Atlanta, is an active participant in the community. She has volunteered with organizations such as North Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sheltering Arms Daycare, and various soup kitchens in the Atlanta area. Virginia is the daughter of Craig and Terry Gilchrist.

The young woman is also an active student at her school, as a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and the editor of the yearbook staff. She also serves as a eucharistic minister.

Gilchrist has been accepted to Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, where she plans to major in English with a French minor.

The $2,500 scholarship, in honor of Archbishop Donoghue, is awarded to one outstanding Catholic high school senior residing in the 69 counties that make up the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Selection is based on academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities, and an essay.

GFCU is ranked as one of the top credit unions in Georgia with over $545 million in assets and 14 branch locations. The company serves employees and family members of over 450 select employee companies and school systems, including the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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