MSUFCU Provides $2,000 in Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Four 2020 Clarkston High School and Brandon High School graduating seniors received scholarships from MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) for their college educations.
Clarkston graduates Nathan Abolish, Timothy O’Donnell, and Jordan Mountain; and Brandon graduate Alexia Weberian each received a $500 scholarship.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to assist high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education in our communities,” said Whitney Anderson Harrell, MSUFCU Chief Community Development Officer. “This is our fifth year of offering scholarships to graduating seniors from these high schools, and we look forward to helping more students achieve their dreams.”
Several students submitted their applications through the Credit Union website or through their school counselors. Recipients were selected by a scholarship committee, which included Credit Union employees. To qualify for the scholarship, students had to meet the following requirements:
- Be accepted and committed to attending MSU or Oakland University
- Submit an essay describing what financial education has done for them
- Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Be a member of MSUFCU or Oakland University Credit Union
MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards. The Credit Union was named as a Top Workplace in the large employer category by the Detroit Free Press for eight consecutive years, received a 5 star rating from Bauer Financial in 2020, was named a Top 100 Best Workplace for Women by Fortune for the third year, and is in the top five Michigan credit unions by Forbes Best-in-State Credit Unions. MSUFCU was named a Best Workplace in Financial Services and Insurance by Fortune Magazine two consecutive years, received the ATHENA Award® for Organizational Leadership, and was named West Michigan Best and Brightest to Work For the eighth year in a row. The Credit Union earned the ranking of one of Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness for the eighth consecutive year, and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been recognized for its financial education initiatives, ranking first for the Alphonse Desjardins Adult and Youth Financial Education Awards, and the Louise Herring Award as well as an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Award by the Michigan Credit Union League. Founded in 1937, MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, MI, has 20 branches, nearly 300,000 members, more than $5 billion in assets, and more than 900 employees. For more information, visit msufcu.org.