William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship

William Cayen is a long-time MSGCU Board Member who developed a passion helping students achieve their dreams and follow their passions. Often times, students with a true passion or talent within a specific field consider attending a trade or vocational school. With the skilled trades industry being in high-demand in Michigan, we are proud to offer funds to help offset the cost of a certificate program in engineering, manufacturing, or other industrial and advanced technologies. The William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship will provide two (2) recipients $2,500 to fund a certificate program in the skilled trades industry.

Recipients will be selected based on a number of criteria, including academic excellence, an essay, and an administrator's letter of recommendation. Two (2) one-time $2,500 scholarships are offered. Applications are now closed.

MSGCU membership is required if selected as a scholarship recipient. You are eligible to become an MSGCU member if you reside, work, attend school, or worship in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Joining is easy! If you're 18 or over, simply join online. You can also visit one of our branches and bring the following information: an initial savings deposit of $5 or more; a government-issued valid picture ID; and your social security number.