Lake Michigan Credit Union announces 2015-16 Hutt Scholarship essay contest

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 3, 2015) — Established in 1990 by Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU), the annual Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest provides local high school seniors with the opportunity to win one of ten $2,000 scholarships toward pursuit of their future academic goals. This scholarship program honors the legacy of LMCU founder Lloyd F. Hutt and his lifelong commitment to education and community involvement.

This year’s essay topic: What should people remember that is too often forgotten?

Applicants are to write an original 750-1,500 word essay exploring the topic in its entirety. Essays will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges, with the greatest emphasis placed on creativity, clarity and originality.

Since 1991, the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship has provided over $291,000 in scholarship dollars to local high school seniors. In 2015, 360 essays were received for consideration, representing 82 different high schools in Michigan and beyond.

Who is eligible?

High school seniors who are members of Lake Michigan Credit Union, or dependent children of Lake Michigan Credit Union members, are eligible for the program (except for LMCU employees, children of LMCU directors, officers or employees). The parent or student must be a member in good standing of Lake Michigan Credit Union on the date of the application and must also be a member on the first day of the academic year in which the award is used.

All applicants must be high school seniors who plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the following academic year. These students may include general education students, special education students and students with limited English proficiency.

Winners will be announced in LMCU’s May 2016 newsletter and online at

Deadline for entries: January 31, 2016.

Interested high school seniors must complete an application available at any LMCU branch location or online at Questions or concerns can be directed to LMCU’s Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, Matt Cook. He can be reached at

Awards will be paid to the recipient and educational institution in which the student is enrolled, to provide financial assistance in the pursuit of an undergraduate degree at an accredited trade school, college or university. The money may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment.

Lake Michigan Credit Union is proud to support area students in their pursuit of academic and real-world success.

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About Lake Michigan Credit Union

Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is the largest credit union in Michigan. Employing a staff of over 1,550 and serving over 520,000 members, LMCU's assets exceed $11.5 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $13 billion. LMCU has 65 convenient branch locations overall, including 19 in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments, and commercial banking. To find out more, visit


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