Bucks for Books: Fact Sheet
Michigan First Credit Union just gave away $1,500 to Michigan college students to help pay for their textbooks! This is the third year Michigan First—through its Young & Free Michigan program—has supported students through this contest.
- As part of the Bucks for Books textbook giveaway, one lucky student won $500 toward their college books, and randomly selected students at the schools with most contest entries won additional $500, $300 and $200 prizes.
- Students entered the contest online through YoungFreeMichigan.com and used social media channels to recruit others from their schools to participate
- Overall $500 winner: Sharae Cooper, Wayne State University
- $500 top college winner: Gary Jones, Wayne State University
- $300 2nd place college winner: Ashley Rogoff, Lawrence Technological University
- $200 3rd place college winner: Jazmyne Jones, Michigan State University
Young & Free Michigan Spokester Vicky Goldwater: “College is an exciting, but expensive journey, and with the cost of textbooks on the rise, Michigan First Credit Union and Young & Free Michigan have continued to help local students by easing the book buying burden. Our Bucks for Books program is a fun, easy way to encourage students to show their school spirit and win big! Young & Free program is all about encouraging college students and recent graduates to start off their adult lives on the right financial foot—and we know everyone can use a little extra help.“
About Young & Free Michigan
Young & Free Michigan, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, is an ongoing effort to give the 17-to-25 crowd a voice, a head start and useful information about their finances. Spokesperson Vicky Goldwater uses the site’s blog, videos and frequent community appearances to share insight into the best ways to handle financial issues and encourage readers to take advantage of the credit union’s First Gear accounts, tailored specifically to their needs. Learn more at www.YoungFreeMichigan.com and follow Vicky on Facebook and Twitter.