MSGCU Awards Rudolph Heino Scholarships to Local High School Seniors

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (May 10, 2013) Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) recently awarded its Rudolph Heino Scholarship to 12 local high schools seniors at a reception on May 9. This one-time $1,000 scholarship is bestowed to members based on academic performance, community involvement and embodiment of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

“All of our applicants were exceptional students and the selection of our award recipients was no easy task,” said MSGCU President and CEO Peter Gates. “The 12 winners that were chosen are a truly extraordinary group and it is our honor to award these future leaders with the Rudolph Heino Scholarship.”

The recipients of the Rudolph Heino Scholarship are as follows:

Megan Alfonsi, Shelby Township, Eisenhower High School

Joel Brodzinski, Troy, Troy High School

Shannon Cuff, New Baltimore, Anchor Bay High School

John Fortuna Jr., Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Hills Lahser

Lewis Jacques, Warren, Warren Woods Tower High School

Allecia Jurkiewicz, Macomb, Dakota High School

Emily Labudde, Macomb, Dakota High School

Drew Martin, Sterling Heights, Sterling Heights High School

Peter Parski, Chesterfield, L’Anse Creuse North

Saumil Shah, Troy, Troy High School

Amelia Stecker,  Royal Oak, Royal Oak High School

Marisa Tucci-Berube, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Hills Andover

The scholarship is named for Rudolph Heino, a long-time MSGCU Board Member who strongly upheld the “people helping people” philosophy. The scholarship, like its namesake, is designed to help students who demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment to learning and a clear, visionary path for their future.

The Rudolph Heino Scholarship is one of four scholarship programs offered by MSGCU and each year, the Credit Union awards more than $50,000 in scholarships to both high school students and adults. For more information on MSGCU’s scholarship programs, call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U or visit

MSGCU’s Main branch is located at 40400 Garfield Road, just south of 18 Mile Road, in Clinton Township. For more information about membership eligibility, call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U. Visit for more details about the products and services offered at Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union.

About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
For nearly 60 years, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union has been providing quality financial services to its members. Founded by a handful of teachers, MSGCU now has more than 70,000 members, $1.23 billion in assets and more than 240 employees. The Credit Union has consistently received Bauer Financial’s highest rating, five stars, and obtained a member satisfaction rating of 97% in 2012. With eleven offices located throughout Macomb and Oakland Counties, MSGCU offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services. For more information, visit, or call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U.

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