LAFCU DOUBLES ‘WRITE TO EDUCATE’ AWARD, OFFERS TWO $2,500 LCC or BAKER COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
Friday, February 21, 2014
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LAFCU DOUBLES ‘WRITE TO EDUCATE’ AWARD, OFFERS TWO $2,500 LCC or BAKER COLLEGE
Essay winners each select a charity for $500 donation
LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has expanded its "Write to
Educate” Scholarship Contest to award two $2,500 scholarships, versus one last
year, to high school seniors interested in attending Lansing Community College
or Baker College of Owosso.
Applications will be accepted through
Monday, April 14. The winning two entrants will be determined by their one-page
essays on the topic: "What does it take to be successful?”
Each recipient will select a local
charity for a $500 donation from LAFCU, in support of the credit union’s
long-standing ‘people helping people’ mission.
program supports two aspects that we believe are vital to a strong community:
The education of our residents and organizations that help the less fortunate,”
said Kelli A. Ellsworth-Etchison, LAFCU’s vice president of community and
business development. LAFCU and its employees assist
dozens of community organizations through donations and volunteer time.
The winning students will select from
four charities to receive the $500 donation:
American Red Cross
Capital Area Humane Society
Greater Lansing Food Bank
RAVE (Relief After Violent Encounter –
Clinton or Shiawassee county).
Applicants must attend high school in LAFCU’s
service territory, which includes the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton,
Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee.
They do not need to be members of LAFCU to apply.
The application identifies these points
to address in the essay: the writer’s definition of success, characteristics of
a successful person, how one becomes successful, and identifying some of the adversities
to success. For more information, visit LAFCUMyWay.com.
Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is
proud to be mid-Michigan’s credit union, serving the counties of Barry,
Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm
and Shiawassee. A recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award,
LAFCU takes pride in bringing value to the financial lives of its members,
neighbors, families and community. Offering a comprehensive range of personal
and business financial products, LAFCU provides services that include checking
and savings accounts, auto and mortgage lending, business accounts and business
lending. LAFCU serves 55,000 members, holds more than $560 million in assets,
and maintains eight locations throughout Greater Lansing and Shiawassee County.
Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in its designated counties
is eligible to join. Members enjoy benefits, such as lower interest rates on
loans, higher yields on savings, insurance discounts, preferred seating for
LAFCU-sponsored events, and access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the
CO-OP ATM network. LAFCU supports and enriches mid-Michigan by donating funds
and employee volunteer hours to many organizations and causes. To learn more
about LAFCU’s services, visitwww.lafcu.com or call