FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (1/12/15)--So as not to let the state's best and brightest seep from its borders, Community Choice CU, Farmington Hills, Mich., announced last week that its foundation is accepting applications for a scholarship program that targets students who plan to go to school in Michigan and live there once they graduate (Oakland Press Jan. 8).
For the seventh consecutive year, Community Choice Foundation will hand out up to $100,000 in scholarships; $5,000 to individual high school students from Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties.
Eligible applicants must have intentions of attending a college or university located within Michigan and must pledge to remain in Michigan upon graduation, according to the Oakland Press.
Applications, which include grade point averages, community service and written essays, are due by Feb 2. Since first offering the scholarships in 2009, the foundation has awarded more than $600,000 to more than 120 students in southeast Michigan.
"Retaining young talent is vital to ensuring a strong economy in the state of Michigan," Robert Bava, president/CEO of the $531 million-asset credit union, told the Oakland Press. "Community Choice CU stands behind our local students, providing the support needed to help build their careers in Michigan. Together we can retain Michigan's talented and motivated future leaders."
The scholarship awardees for 2015 will be honored at an awards presentation in May.