Altruism can earn high school students a college scholarship

JACKSON, MI (January 6, 2017) — American 1 Credit Union is pleased to o er several scholarships valued at $1,000 each to Michigan high school seniors through their annual Community Involvement Scholarship Program.

Each student who applies for the scholarship will submit an essay, in 1,500 words or less, on the bene ts of altruism and how the student has impacted his or her community through their involvement. Scholarships are funded through American 1’s Skip-a-Pay program, where credit union members can choose to skip one month’s loan payment for $25. That $25 helps to fund the scholarship program.

Scholarship applications are available online at by selecting “Giving Back” under the “About Us” tab. The application deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017.

Email applications to: (.doc, .docx, or .pdf les only) Mail applications to:

Community Scholarship Program American 1 Credit Union
718 E. Michigan Ave.
Jackson, MI 49201

About American 1 Credit Union

Established in 1950, American 1 Credit Union serves over 63,000 members, including over 250 employees, with 16 branch locations across Jackson, Washtenaw, Hillsdale, Lenawee, and Wayne counties. American 1, recipient of the Best-in-State Credit Union Award by Forbes for 2023, is proud to serve the members of its communities by creating financial wellness through personal everyday banking.


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