Case Credit Union Sponsors the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Commission Annual Essay Contest

Lansing,MI– 11/15/12 – CASE Credit Union is pleased to sponsor this year’s MLK Holiday Commission’s Annual Essay Contest. This contest is open to all 6th – 11th grade students in the Greater Lansing Area. Students must prepare an essay discussing this year’s theme: Moving the Dream Forward in Pursuit of Truth, Justice and Compassion.  First prize is $500, second prize is $350 and third prize is $150.

The Commission is guided by Dr. King’s teachings and philosophy of love, tolerance, and nonviolence. It strives for social improvement inLansing, helping communities and organization achieve new levels of leadership and public service.

To obtain eligibility information and the application interested individuals can visit CASE’s website and click on Education and then Scholarships. Applications must be postmarked by November, 30, 2012.

“It is an honor for CASE to sponsor the essay contest,” says CASE Credit Union President and CEO Jeffrey S. Benson, CPA, MBA.  “We encourage all youth to strive to live their lives in pursuit of truth, justice and compassion.”

Established in 1936 byLansingarea educators, CASE Credit Union is a full-service financial institution serving 30,000 members and managing more than $210 million in assets. CASE Credit Union is focused on service and committed to exceeding the financial expectations of today’s mobile society through convenient products and services that include deposit accounts, loans, investment options, VISA cards, text and mobile banking, online banking and bill payment. In 2011, CASE Credit Union was awarded the Certificate of Credit Union Excellence by Callahan and Associates, a national firm providing analytics for the credit union industry for over 25 years.

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