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MFCU Scholarships

At Members First Credit Union, we believe in the power of education and financial literacy. Once again, MFCU will be awarding a total of $10,000 in scholarship split between 11 students. We will be awarding:

  • one $2,000 scholarship
  • six $1,000 scholarship (one $1,000 scholarship set aside for a non-traditional student)
  • four $500 scholarships (one $500 scholarship set aside for a non-traditional student)

Scholarship recipients are selected on a number of criteria including academic record, essay, leadership and participation in community activities, honors, work experience, education, and career goals. Checks are issued jointly to the recipient and the educational institution. Funds are to be used for tuition, fees, and books for post-secondary education (including but not limited to colleges, trade schools, and etc.).

Those applying for a scholarship must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must be the primary owner of a Members First Credit Union account in good standing
  • Must be attending or have graduated from an accredited high school
  • Must be accepted/enrolled in an accredited institution and/or working towards their first undergraduate degree
  • Two written recommendations, preferably from one present or former instructor and one employer dated within last five months
  • Must include transcript from high school or college, can be unofficial
  • Must provide an essay outlining goals, aspirations, college, and career plans

A non-traditional student would be someone who meets one or more of the following guidelines:

  • Over the age of 24 and getting his/her first 2-year or 4-year degree
  • Attending vocational, technical, culinary, trade school, etc.

A credit union Scholarship Selection Committee will make the selection of scholarship recipients. Qualified applicants will be notified no later than May 31, 2019. Not all applicants will be selected as recipients. Each scholarship is issued one time and is not automatically renewable. Applicants may re-apply for future scholarships, although scholarship recipients will only be selected a total of two times. Members First Credit Union employees and official family and their relatives are not eligible for the scholarships. All parts of the application including essay, letters of recommendation, and transcripts, must be submitted to the credit union by 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 19, 2019 for consideration. If all materials are not received by the deadline, the application will be disqualified. If you have any questions, please contact Mara Simanskey via email at msimanskey@mfcu.net or via phone at 855.835.6328 ext. 1282.

Although you will receive an email confirmation of your submitted application, it is recommended to print your application BEFORE clicking submit to retain for your records.

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Status for 2019-2020 Academic Year:
Are you related to a Members First Credit Union employee?




Attach your essay outlining your goals, aspirations, college and career plans.

(200-500 words. Include word count on document.)

Attach two separate recommendation lettters


Attach your transcript

(unless it was sent directly from school to credit union)


Attach proof of school acceptance/registration (current class schedule, tuttion receipt, letter from registrar, etc.)

I understand and agree that if selected as a scholarship recipient, I will remain enrolled for the full semester, maintain a GPA of at least 2.5, and submit a photo to be used for Members First Credit Union publications. If selected as a recipient, I authorize release of my name and/or likeness to Members First Credit Union. I certify that the above information is true and complete. I realize that if any of the above stated information is found to be false, or if I fail to meet the requirements, I forfeit scholarship consideration. I certify that I am not an employee or family member of an employee or official family member of Members First Credit Union. I understand that my completed application will not be returned to me.
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Members First Credit Union | P.O. Box 2165 | Midland, MI 48641
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