ECCU to award $24,000 in scholarships to high school seniors

KALAMAZOO, MI (January 23, 2015) — High school seniors, take note: applications are now available for ECCU’s 2015 Scholarship Program. 21 scholarships totaling $24,000 will be awarded, comprised of eighteen $1,000 scholarships and three $2,000 scholarships.

ECCU is committed to education and its scholarship program was established to enhance the educational opportunities and advancement of our member-owners. Since the program’s inception in 1999, the credit union has awarded $340,000 in scholarship money to graduating high school seniors.

ECCU scholarships are based on academic achievement, financial need, extracurricular activities, community involvement and a written essay. To be eligible, students must be: (1) a primary ECCU member in good standing for at least one year; (2) a high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA; and (3) accepted and enrolled in an accredited post-secondary school for the fall semester of 2015.

For more information and to download a scholarship application, visit the Scholarship Program page at You may also call ECCU at 269.375.6702 or 800.442.7340, or visit any ECCU branch. Applications must be received or postmarked by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Established in 1935, ECCU has grown from serving only Kalamazoo school employees, to serving the greater educational community, to now providing a full range of financial products and services to anyone who lives, works, worship or attends school in any of our 21 Michigan counties. The credit union exceeds $409 million in assets and serves more than 37,000 members. Visit to learn for yourself why ECCU just feels right, and our members feel right at home.

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