DCECU awards $15k in college scholarships to 10 local students

MIDLAND, MI (June 7, 2017) — Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union has awarded 10 scholarships worth $1,500 each to local students through two scholarship programs.

DCECU awarded eight of the scholarships to members in good standing through the Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union Members Endowed Scholarship program, which is administered by the Midland Area Community Foundation. The remaining two scholarships were awarded to family members of credit union employees through a separate scholarship fund with the community foundation. The foundation officially presented the scholarships during a June 6 event at Northwood University.

The 2017 scholarship winners, their fields of study and their schools are:

  • Paige N. Como, Gladwin High School – Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at Michigan State University (College of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Jordan Ensz, Midland High School – neuroscience and ecology & evolutionary biology at The University of Michigan
  • Brandon Fisher, H. H. Dow High School – computer science and mathematics at Kansas State University
  • Mallory Fisher, Bullock Creek High School – accounting at Saginaw Valley State University
  • Beccalynne M. Gray, Bullock Creek High School – physician assistant studies at Grand Valley State University
  • Megan Greer, Midland High School – engineering at Michigan State University
  • Mackenzie Root, Bullock Creek High School – biology at Central Michigan University
  • Emily Wall, H. H. Dow High School – The University of Michigan
  • LeeAnn A. Whaley, Meridian High School – biology at The University of Michigan
  • Nick Wright, Midland High School – horticulture at Michigan State University

“In this fifth year of our scholarship program through the Midland Area Community Foundation, DCECU remains proud to support the educational aspirations of local students who are part of the credit union,” said DCECU Vice-President of Lending Ken Roznowski, who helped organize the scholarship program. “It is important to us to give back in every way we can, and we see this scholarship program as an investment in the future of our community.”

DCECU members can apply for the Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union Members Endowed Scholarship each year between December 1 and March 1 by visiting the Midland Area Community Foundation website at Applicants must be planning to attend or already attending an accredited community college or four-year college or university. For more information regarding the scholarship, call the foundation at 989.839.9661.

For 2017, the foundation awarded a total of 275 scholarships worth more than $608,000 to 215 local students.

About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union

Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its members and dedicated to providing them with smart, affordable banking solutions. Located in Midland, Michigan, DCECU has more than $1.6 billion in assets and more than 58,000 members. Membership is open to employees and retirees of more than 50 Select Employer Group companies, as well as to their family members. For more information, visit or call 989.835.7794 or 800.835.7794. Follow DCECU on Facebook:


Teresa Cunningham
Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union
Work: 989.835.7794, ext. 4833

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