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January 06, 2022

HARRISBURG, PA (JANUARY 6, 2022) Belco Community Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 2022 Elton “Miller” Peterman Scholarship program for high school seniors and those continuing their college education.  A total of $5,000 will be awarded to five students, three graduating high school seniors, and two members who are continuing their college education. 


The Elton “Miller” Peterman scholarship program is named after Belco’s founding father Elton “Miller” Peterman, who was a true visionary.  He and several other employees of the former Bell Telephone Company pooled their funds to establish Harrisburg Belco Federal Credit Union in 1939.  


“Creating opportunities for our youth to succeed is an important part of our commitment to the community,” says Paul Perini, SVP of Retail Operations for Belco Community Credit Union.  “Our annual scholarship program is designed to recognize and assist future generations as they aspire to reach their goals and ultimate dreams.” 


To be eligible, applicants must be a Belco member, a graduating high school senior or a college student, and must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.  In addition to a completed online application, requirements include: a 300-word essay and proof of college admittance/enrollment.  Online applications must be submitted no later than midnight on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. 


For more information and to apply, please visit

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About Belco Community Credit Union  
Belco Community Credit Union is a full-service financial institution offering checking, savings, loan, investment and small business products and services. Established in 1939 to serve employees of Bell Telephone Company in Harrisburg, PA, Belco became a community-chartered credit union in July 2005, opening membership to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. Belco currently has 70,000 members and $797 million in assets, 14 branches, numerous ATM locations, and 24-hour account access through mobile, online and telephone banking. For more information, visit or call (800) 642-4482.
Angela Watson, Communications & Public Relations Rep, 717.215.4778