2019 Scholarship Application Now Available!
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 our 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.
We are accepting applications for our 2019 scholarship program until February 28, 2019. Twenty students will recieve a $5,000 scholarship for their freshman year of college.
Eligible candidates for the Community Choice Foundation scholarship are high school seniors who:
Currently attend a high school located in Michigan
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Have a strong record of service to their communities through volunteerism or public service
Plan to pursue a two or four-year degree at a Michigan college or university.
Desire to live and work in Michigan after attaining a college degree
Applicants should prepare an 800 word essay on the following topic.
What career do you intend to pursue and why? How will your course work and intended degree allow you to improve Michigan, our communities, or a Michigan industry?
We recommend you prepare your essay in advance of completing your application where you will simply copy and paste it into the space provided.
2019 Community Choice Scholarship Application
Become a part of a tradition of excellence. Community Choice scholars are among the best, brightest and most giving students in Michigan!
Why support the Community Choice Foundation?
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.
Make a tax deductible donation today!