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The Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

This scholarship is open to high school seniors within the MSGCU field of membership who attend a high school or technical campus in the communities that MSGCU serves. Non-members may apply, but must become a member if selected as a scholarship recipient. Member accounts must be in good standing with this Credit Union (i.e. no delinquent or charged-off loans and a positive balance in all accounts).

Other eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Graduating high school senior in the class of 2019
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Resume outlining community service, school activities, and academic achievements
  • 250-500 word essay explaining how the applicant exemplifies the "people helping people" philosophy
  • 2018-2019 high school transcript
  • Application received by the deadline of March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

MSGCU employees, family members of MSGCU employees, and Official Family are not eligible for any MSGCU scholarships.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Recipients of the Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship are selected based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Community service and outreach
  • School activities and involvement
  • Academic achievement (including GPA)
  • Essay
  • Other outstanding achievements

Award Description

There are five (5) MSGCU Rudolph Heino High School Scholarships available, each worth $2,500. They are one-time, non-renewable scholarships. Distribution will be made during the month of July 2019, payable directly to the college/university financial aid office. Scholarship funds may be applied to any component of the school's comprehensive expenses (including tuition, books, lab fees, or on-campus room and board).

Award Honorees

Award recipients will be notified on or around April 22, 2019. Non-recipients will also be notified on or around April 22, 2019.
 


The Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

This scholarship is open to high school seniors within the MSGCU field of membership who plan to major in Education. This scholarship is also open to college students within the MSGCU field of membership who are currently majoring in Education. Non-members may apply, but must become a member if selected as a scholarship recipient. Member accounts must be in good standing with this Credit Union (i.e. no delinquent or charged-off loans and a positive balance in all accounts).

Other eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Graduating high school senior in the class of 2019 planning to major in Education or current college student enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year college or university School of Education
  • Official college transcript as proof of acceptance into School of Education at accredited two- or four-year college or university (college applicants only)
  • 2018-2019 high school transcript (high school senior applicants only)
  • Proof of acceptance into School of Education at accredited two- or four-year university (high school senior applicants only)
  • Resume outlining school activities, academic achievements, and community service
  • 500-1,000 word essay explaining the most important lesson that the applicant plans to teach their students both in and out of the classroom
  • Application received by the deadline of March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

MSGCU employees, family members of MSGCU employees, and Official Family are not eligible for any MSGCU scholarships.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Recipients of the Larry Swantek Scholarship are selected based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Academic achievement (including GPA)
  • School activities and involvement
  • Essay
  • Other outstanding achievements

Award Description

There are four (4) MSGCU Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarships available, each worth $2,500. They are one-time, non-renewable scholarships. Distribution will be made during the month of July 2019, payable directly to the college/university financial aid office. Scholarship funds may be applied to any component of the school's comprehensive expenses (including tuition, books, lab fees, or on-campus room and board).

Award Honorees

Award recipients will be notified on or around April 22, 2019. Non-recipients will also be notified on or around April 22, 2019.


Educational Solutions Scholarship

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

This scholarship is open to high school students within the MSGCU field of membership who attend a high school or technical campus in the communities that MSGCU serves. Non-members may apply, but must become a member if selected as a scholarship recipient. Member accounts must be in good standing with this Credit Union (i.e. no delinquent or charged-off loans and a positive balance in all accounts).

Other eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Graduating high school senior in the class of 2019
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited two- or four-year college or university
  • Resume outlining school activities, academic achievements, and community service
  • 250-500 word essay explaining how education has helped the applicant and how gaining a scholarship will help them accomplish their goals
  • 2018-2019 high school transcript
  • A letter of recommendation and an evaluation form from a teacher
  • Application received by the deadline of March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

MSGCU employees, family members of MSGCU employees, and Official Family are not eligible for any MSGCU scholarships.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Recipients of the Educational Solutions Scholarship are selected based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Community service and involvement
  • School activities and involvement
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation and evaluation from teacher
  • Academic achievement

Letter of Recommendation

An evaluation and letter of recommendation from a teacher are required and must be submitted by the application deadline. The form can be found in the online application portal. Follow the directions for the Letter of Recommendation task. Applications will be formally accepted once the evaluation form and letter of recommendation are received.

Award Description

There are eighteen (18) MSGCU Educational Solutions Scholarships available, each worth $2,500. They are one-time, non-renewable scholarships. Distribution will be made during the month of July 2019, payable directly to the college/university financial aid office. Scholarship funds may be applied to any component of the school's comprehensive expenses (including tuition, books, lab fees, or on-campus room and board).

Award Honorees

Award recipients will be notified on or around April 22, 2019. Non-recipients will also be notified on or around April 22, 2019.


Educator Advantage Scholarship

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

This scholarship is open to certified educators and administrators within the MSGCU field of membership. Non-members may apply, but must become a member if selected as a scholarship recipient. Member accounts must be in good standing with this Credit Union (i.e. no delinquent or charged-off loans and a positive balance in all accounts).

Other eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Must be a certified educator (early childhood, primary, secondary, or post-secondary)
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled or accepted into a college, university, or other learning program
  • Official college transcript or acceptance letter as proof of enrollment into a college, university, or other learning program
  • Resume outlining both academic achievements and employment history
  • 250-500 word essay on either how advancing education will benefit and help the applicant’s students, or, explaining an important lesson the applicants teach in their classroom
  • A letter of recommendation from an administrator (principal, superintendent, etc.)
  • Application received by the deadline of March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

MSGCU employees, family members of MSGCU employees, and Official Family are not eligible for any MSGCU scholarships.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Recipients of the Educator Advantage Scholarship are selected based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Other outstanding achievements

Award Description

There are four (4) MSGCU Educator Advantage Scholarships available, each worth $2,500. They are one-time, non-renewable scholarships. Distribution will be made during the month of July 2019, payable directly to the college/university/learning program financial aid office. Scholarship funds may be applied to any component of the school's comprehensive expenses (including tuition, books, lab fees, or on-campus room and board.).

Award Honorees

Award recipients will be notified on or around April 22, 2019. Non-recipients will also be notified on or around April 22, 2019.


William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship

Who Is Eligible To Apply?

This scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at a not-for-profit or private vocational skilled trades school located in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne County. Non-members may apply, but must become a member if selected as a scholarship recipient. Member accounts must be in good standing with this Credit Union (i.e. no delinquent or charged-off loans and a positive balance in all accounts).

Other eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited not-for-profit public school or private vocational skilled trades school located in Macomb, Oakland, or Wayne County
  • Pursuing a certificate in a skilled trades program in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, or industrial and advanced technology. See additional specifications below for examples.
  • Minimum successful completion of six (6) credit hours, consecutively earned
  • Minimally half-time enrollment
  • 250-500 word essay explaining their passion for the skilled trades and their career goals
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.50
  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor or program administrator
  • 2018-2019 school transcript
  • Application received by the deadline of March 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST

MSGCU employees, family members of MSGCU employees, and Official Family are not eligible for any MSGCU scholarships.

How Are Recipients Selected?

Recipients of the William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship are selected based on a number of criteria, including:

  • Essay
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Academic achievement

Letter of Recommendation

An evaluation and letter of recommendation from an instructor or program administrator are required and must be submitted by the application deadline. The form can be found in the online application portal. Follow the directions for the Letter of Recommendation task. Applications will be formally accepted once the evaluation form and letter of recommendation are received.

Award Description

There are two (2) MSGCU William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarships available, each worth $2,500. They are one-time, non-renewable scholarships. Distribution will be made during the month of July 2019, payable directly to the institution’s financial aid office. Scholarship funds may be applied to tuition, fees, and books.

Additional Specifications

Skilled trades programs include but are not limited to: Automobile & Collision Servicing, Building Construction, CNC Mill & Machining, Construction Management, Construction Technology, HVAC, Machine Tool Technology, Maintenance Technology, Robotics & Automated Systems Tech, Roofing, Welding, or other approved skilled trades programs.

Award Honorees

Award recipients will be notified on or around April 22, 2019. Non-recipients will also be notified on or around April 22, 2019.

Additional Information

Further questions regarding any of the MSGCU scholarships may be directed to the MSGCU scholarship team at 866.674.2848, ext. 571 or scholarships@msgcu.org.

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