Community Choice Scholars

Higher education is one of the most reliable paths to increased opportunity. Unfortunately, many students who could benefit the most from a college education are either unable to afford it or rely on student loans. Through its scholarship program, the Community Choice Foundation empowers local students to achieve their college dreams while remaining in Michigan after graduation. When a student receives financial support they are pledging to use their education to Give Big™ in Michigan by living and working here after they graduate.
 


The Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the largest scholarship programs in the credit union industry both in Michigan and nationally, and has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to 160 students since 2009. This program is funded by the Credit Union and the generous support of members, team members and local business partners. 
 
The Community Choice Foundation provides valuable networking and support, beyond financial aid, to help our Scholars innovate in their areas of passion and give back to their local communities. Through partnerships with non-profits, like The Miracle League of Michigan, Scholars are provided opportunities to Give Big to our local communities. 

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholars

Brooke Bliznik
Michigan State University
Emily Butko Central Michigan University
Andrew Campbell Kettering University
Cameron Creighton Olivet College
Benjamin Eizenga Calvin College
Angelica Ellis Grand Valley State University
Colleen Fader Maddona University 
Hannah Grindling  Michigan State University
Annemarie Heitz Oakland University
Andrew Jaeger University of Michigan
Hannah Kenny Hope College
Erin Krohta Grand Valley State University
Meghan Knorp Central Michigan University
Kelly Leary Michigan State University
Conner McCarthy  Western Michigan University
Devin McIntyre University of Michigan
Benjamin Moy University of Michigan
Sitara Murali University of Michigan
Domenic Portuesi  Michigan Technological University
Allison Radman  University of Michigan
 
“Being a Community Choice Scholar meant I was able to be supported in college , in my education and in the community service end of what I was wanting to do.”
Community Choice Scholar running the bases with a child from the Michigan Miracle League
 
Community Choice Scholar playing baseball with a child from the Miracle League of Michigan