Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


High school scholars awarded credit union scholarships

Published May 1, 2014

The Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship program at the Georgia United Credit Union this year honored a member of St. Oliver Plunkett Church, Snellville.

Joseph Long was this year’s winner of the Archbishop John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship and recipient of $1,500. Accepted at both the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech, Joseph has a 4.00 GPA. He volunteers at his church, St. Oliver’s. He is the son of Michael and Laurie Long of Loganville.

Ameet Kallarackal was the 2014 runner-up in the Catholic scholarship essay competition and recipient of $1,000. He attends Blessed Trinity High School, Roswell. Ameet has also played the violin for 12 years, is a former member of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and volunteers and plays the violin at St. George Village retirement community. Ameet is a member of St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell, and the son of Raju and Biji Kallarackal of Roswell.

The credit union also awards a $3,000 scholarship in honor of its founder, Vernon E. Carne.

Colin Humble of George Walton Comprehensive High School, a member at St. Ann Church, Marietta, earned the Vernon Carne Scholarship.

This is the 20th year Georgia United has given the Vernon E. Carne Scholarship and the seventh year for the John F. Donoghue Catholic Scholarship. Recipients are chosen based on an essay competition with consideration given to academic accomplishments, leadership and participation in both school and community activities.