• MSGCU Offers Scholarships for Skilled Trades, College-Bound Students, and Educators

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    February 04, 2019
    MSGCU Offers Scholarships for Skilled Trades, College-Bound Students, and Educators
    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – January 17, 2019 – Over the course of many years, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) has helped hundreds of students and educators fund their higher education pursuits through its annual scholarship program. The 33 available scholarships recognize academic achievement, community service, and an applicant’s commitment to learning.
    New this year, the William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship honors longtime MSGCU Board Member Dr. William Cayen. Known for his passion of helping students during his time as an educator, the scholarship will benefit students pursuing a career in skilled trades.
    “The skilled trades industry in Michigan is growing and in high demand,” said Pete Gates, MSGCU President/CEO. “We are pleased to be able to support our state and our community with a new scholarship that will help individuals reach their educational and career goals.”
    Offering more than $106,000 in awards this year, applications are now being accepted for the following scholarships at msgcuscholarships.org:
    Educational Solutions Scholarship for high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Eighteen $2,500 scholarships are offered.
    Educator Advantage Scholarship for certified educators and administrators of early childhood, primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools who are continuing their education. Four $2,500 scholarships are offered.
    Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship for high school seniors who plan to major in Education or current college students with an Education major. Four $2,500 scholarships are offered.
    Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship for high school seniors who embody the MSGCU philosophy of “people helping people.” Five $2,500 scholarships are offered.
    William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship for students pursuing a skilled trades certificate in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne counties. Two $2,500 scholarships are offered.
    Scholarship details, eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and online applications can be found at msgcuscholarships.org. The application period runs through March 8, 2019.
    In addition to these scholarships, MSGCU also offers annual scholarships to students in the police and fire academies at Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, and Schoolcraft College. The scholarships have been renamed in honor of the late MSGCU Board Member Stephen Thomas, who served in the Detroit Police Department and retired from the Macomb County Sheriff’s Department. The Stephen Thomas First Responder Scholarship program awards $2,000 to twelve academy graduates annually. Information on these scholarships is available through the program directors of each academy.
    About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
    Founded by a small group of educators, MSGCU has been providing quality financial services to the community for more than 60 years. MSGCU offers a full range of loan, deposit, checking, credit card, mortgage, and insurance products for those that live in lower Michigan. With 14 offices in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, MSGCU has more than 125,000 members, $2 billion in assets, and has earned a 97% member satisfaction rating for the past ten years. MSGCU has also earned five stars, as reported by Bauer Financial, for more than 20 years, and has been honored as a Top Workplace by The Detroit Free Press six years in a row. MSGCU is insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Lender.
    For more information contact Emily Boulton, Marketing Communications Specialist at eboulton@msgcu.org and 586.263.8800 ext. 571.
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