LAFCU to award $6,000 in LCC scholarships to military veterans

Lansing Lugnuts fans donated to scholarship fund through 2015 in-park promotion

LANSING, MI (April 29, 2016) — LAFCU is offering six $1,000 scholarships to military veterans as part of its Community Champions program. The scholarships are for the recipients to attend Lansing Community College (LCC) fall 2016.

The application deadline is July 1, 2016. Winners will be chosen based on a one-page essay identifying three reasons applicants were compelled to serve their country.

The mid-Michigan credit union donated $2,000 to the scholarship fund and $4,000 is the estimated total to be donated by Lansing Lugnuts fans in the first two years (2015-2016) of LAFCU Launch, an in-park promotion. About $2,000 was raised last year. Following the game at each LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular, fans donate $1 for each tennis ball they wish to “launch” onto the field to try and win a $25 VISA card.

“American veterans are uniquely positioned to bring talents they acquired in the military to our workforce,” said Kelli A. Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing. “We want to help provide them with an affordable path to career success.

“These scholarships are particularly meaningful because they include community support. We thank Lansing Lugnuts fans who are participating in the LAFCU Launch and helping to build the fund that is providing additional scholarships.”

Details are available online here. Applications can be uploaded at or mailed to LAFCU, ATTN: Marketing, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing, MI 48917.

Winners will be recognized at the Lansing Lugnuts Salute to Service Night, Friday, July 22, 2016, which is also a LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular.

The LAFCU Community Champions program has recognized active and veteran members of the military at Lansing Lugnuts LAFCU Fireworks Spectaculars since 2014. Visit or for more information.

About LAFCU (MI)

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves 74,000 members and holds over $986 million in assets. It was named a Best Credit Union to Work For in 2020. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit

About the Lansing Lugnuts

The Lansing Lugnuts, Class-A Affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, ‘Go Nuts’ as they enter their 21st season in Michigan’s Capital City. Featured in USA Today and on CNN for their successes, the Lugnuts make their home at the newly renovated Cooley Law School Stadium. Built in 1996, Cooley Law School Stadium continues to be a key component in revitalizing Lansing’s downtown while providing fun, affordable, family entertainment to fans in Mid-Michigan and beyond. Find them online:


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