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Lake Trust Credit Union Foundation Awarding Five Full-Tuition Scholarships to Cleary University

Wednesday, May 16, 2018  
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The Lake Trust Foundation is now accepting applications and will award several scholarships this year, as high as $5,000, plus five full-tuition (for both graduate and undergraduate) Lake Trust Community Impact Scholarships to Cleary University. This year’s scholarship program includes support for non-traditional students seeking a career in a technical education program, social entrepreneurs that believe doing good in the community and business go hand-in-hand, and students planning to attend Cleary University in the future.   

“The Lake Trust Foundation was established to help build and sustain stronger communities,” said Lake Trust Credit Union President and CEO David Snodgrass. “We accomplish this through outreach programs, financial assistance, grants and more. For our scholarships, we’re looking for applicants who will use their award to better themselves and in turn, be leaders and make a difference in their communities.” 

Lake Trust Credit Union, through a strategic business partnership with Cleary University will also award five full-tuition Lake Trust Community Impact Scholarships to attend the University.

The New Beginnings Scholarships are designed for non-traditional students seeking a career in a technical field. For this category, awards include a $5,000 scholarship, two $2,000, one $1,000 and two full-tuition scholarships to Cleary University. 

Social entrepreneurs looking to take their businesses to the next level can apply for one of five $2,000 Social Entrepreneurship Scholarships and two full-tuition scholarships to Cleary University.  

The Doug Hawes Memorial scholarship honors late Lake Trust team member Doug Hawes, who demonstrated a lifelong commitment to his community. Throughout his life, Doug was president of both the Howell Chamber of Commerce and the Howell Jaycees, as well as a member of GANG IT Network and Leadership Livingston. Most recently, Hawes acted as Business Intelligence Manager at Lake Trust, where his advanced knowledge and mentorship proved to be key for the organization. The Doug Hawes Memorial Scholarship is a one-time full-tuition impact scholarship in Hawes’ honor to Cleary University. Because of Hawes’ background and commitment to community, the scholarship winner will be a student seeking an associates, undergraduate or graduate degree in a career in Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Information Security and Assurance, or Analytics Technology and Innovation.  

Scholarship applications are due June 1, 2018 and winners will be announced in July. Recipients will be celebrated at an event in August. For more information, visit

Since 2013, the Lake Trust Foundation has awarded $48,000 in scholarships.

The Lake Trust Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to enhance Lake Trust Credit Union’s core value of Making a Difference. Through community partnerships, outreach programs, grants, financial assistance and support for underserved people, the Lake Trust Foundation helps to build and sustain stronger communities. Believing that strong neighborhoods can have a global impact, the Credit Union continuously looks for opportunities to support projects that solve problems throughout Michigan, and help make the world a better place.

Lake Trust Credit Union has over 180,000 members and more than $1.7 billion in assets. Lake Trust Credit Union is insured by the NCUA. With branches that stretch from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, they are committed to creating stronger Michigan communities. To do this, they continuously find ways to give back and work to make a difference in Michigan Communities as part of their Moved By Good focus. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in their 35 county service area.

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