“This scholarship program demonstrates the power of communication and of giving back,” said Kelli A. Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing. “We’re hoping to influence our next generation of leaders to consider how they can adopt a community-minded vision and help strengthen the world around them.”
Winners will be chosen based on their one-page essay in response to the questions: Why is the credit union philosophy of “People helping people” important? How can you embody this principle in your community, on your college campus or through volunteerism?”
The winning essays will be published in the Lansing State Journal.
Each winner will select a charity to receive a $500 donation from LAFCU. The options are:
• Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region
• Building Twentyone
• Shiawassee Community Foundation Youth Advisory Council
Applicants do not need to be members of LAFCU, but they must attend high school in LAFCU’s service territory, which is the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee.
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