2018-2019 Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Application

I. Scholarship Eligibility Checklist

All applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a scholarship. False statements will be grounds for withdrawal of a scholarship offer. Please verify the following:

II. Applicant Information

Call 877.243.2528 or click to become a member.

(Membership is not required to apply, but is considered in the scoring of applications.)

III. High School Information

If selected to receive a Community Choice Foundation scholarship, you will be required to provide a transcript verifying your GPA.

IV. College Information
Provide from your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form:
V. Extra-Curricular Activities

It is crucial that this information is entered accurately.

Section A: Enter all sports, clubs, or activities you participated in that are affiliated with your school.

Please provide one contact (name, email, and phone number) who can verify your level of participation in each activity you have listed.

VI. Community Service

Section B: Enter all information on charitable organizations you have volunteered with not affiliated with your school.

Community Service/Volunteer activities defined as: Non-religious activity done outside of school as an unpaid volunteer to support the mission of a charitable, civic, or community organization.

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VII. Scholarship Essay

Please respond to the essay prompt below. Your essay must be between 800-1000 words and should demonstrate both your writing and self-analysis skills. Essays will be scored on: development of your theme/topic; how clearly your voice, facts and examples support your theme; development of an introduction and conclusion; organization of your thoughts; and spelling, punctuation and grammar. Essays of less than 800 words will receive no points.

Please respond to the following:

What career do you intend to pursue and why? How will your course work intended degree allow you to improve Michigan, its communities, or a Michigan industry?

Please review your application to ensure that all information submitted is truthful and accurate. If you have not completed the application as directed, it will be ineligible for review. Please note, the question regarding your eligibility for free or reduced lunch is for informational purposes only. 

If you are chosen as a finalist, you will be required to:

  • Join Community Choice Credit Union
  • Verify your grade point average and other statements
  • Provide proof of college acceptance
  • Make a good faith effort to attend annual Scholars Service day. This is a volunteer activity for all past and present Community Choice Scholars are invited to perform a day of service.

By submitting this application, you agree to the following terms: I understand this application becomes the property of Community Choice Foundation. I authorize Community Choice to use my name, essay contents, and photographs/video taken at scholarship events in advertising and professional public releases as they see fit. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Committee and Board. All decisions made by the committee are final. Employees, board members, and relatives of employees and board members are not eligible to apply. Relatives are defined as "relatives by blood, marriage, or adoption, or any individual living in the same household as the employee, board member, or affiliate."

If chosen as a recipient, you will be required to repay the scholarship if you don't meet the following terms:

  • Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. during academic year in which scholarship is applied.
  • Recipient must complete the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Recipient may not transfer to an out-of-state school the academic year in which the scholarship is awarded.
  • Recipient must provide transcript of grades following the term(s) in which the scholarship funds are applied to student tuition bill.
  • Recipient will sign a document agreeing to these terms and conditions prior to receiving funds. If the recipient is under 18, a parent or guardian will also be required to sign.
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Thank you for applying to the Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Program.

We will review your application and contact you if we need any additional information. We wish you the best of luck as you finish your senior year and prepare for college this fall.