MSUFCU Celebrates Students with Stand Out Student Scholarship
EAST LANSING, Mich. — MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) awarded a $500 Stand Out Student Scholarship to Scott Thomas from Grand Ledge High School on June 15, 2018. MSUFCU, in partnership with WILX, created the Stand Out Student of the Week, honoring students who have achieved academic excellence.
Each week, a student was selected as the Stand Out Student and offered the opportunity to then apply for MSUFCU’s Stand Out Student Scholarship. Those students completed applications on MSUFCU’s website and must have had a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher, be a member of MSUFCU, written an essay on why financial education is important, and provided a letter of recommendation from a teacher or school advisor to be eligible to receive the scholarship.
“We are proud to recognize these students for their academic achievements and help support them as they continue to learn and grow,” said Whitney Anderson-Harrell, MSUFCU’s Chief Community Development Officer. “MSUFCU’s mission is to help members achieve financial security, and ultimately, their dreams, and we will be there every step of the way, especially to help them enhance their financial literacy.”
MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. For the sixth year in a row, MSUFCU was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press. This year, it was also recognized as one of CU Journal’s Best Credit Unions to Work For, a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune Magazine, and Outstanding Credit Union of the Year by the Michigan Credit Union League. MSUFCU has also been nationally recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first in Michigan and second in the nation for the 2017 Alphonse Desjardins Adult Financial Education award by the Credit Union National Association. Founded in 1937 by MSU faculty and staff, MSUFCU has 18 branches, over 255,000 members, more than $4 billion in assets, and 850 employees.