LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. – January 12, 2015 – Michigan First Credit Union, in conjunction with its young adult financial education program, Young & Free Michigan, announced today the kickoff of its annual scholarship contest. The financial institution will give away up to $85,000 in scholarships—including three $10,000 first-place awards—to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Over the past 11 years, Michigan First has given away more than $820,000 in scholarships to local students. Michigan First President/CEO Michael Poulos made the announcement.
The three scholarship categories include a high school video contest, a high school essay contest and a college video contest. Depending on the category, applicants can create their response with a 60 second video or a 300-word essay. For each category, this year’s question is, “How will your degree help you improve the state of Michigan?”Continue Reading