MSGCU awards scholarships to high school students and future educators
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (May 29, 2014) — Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) awarded college scholarships to seven members at a reception held May 28 at the Credit Union’s Main Office. Each recipient received a one-time award of $2,500.
The five recipients of the Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship are:
· Nicole Burkel (Warren): Paul K. Cousino High School
· Jacob DeSantis (Clinton Township): De La Salle High School
· Emily Durie (Chesterfield): International Academy of Macomb
· Carter Kovalcik (Warren): University of Detroit Jesuit High School
· Monica McCoskey (Farmington Hills): North Farmington High School
The recipients of the Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship are:
· Megan Gougeon (Sterling Heights): Oakland University
· Antonia Paul (Ferndale): Western Michigan University
The Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship is named for Rudolph Heino, a long-time MSGCU Board Member who strongly upheld the “people helping people” philosophy. The scholarship is designed to help students who demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment to learning and a clear, visionary path for their future.
The Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship is named for Larry Swantek, a recently retired MSGCU Board Member who was a teacher for more than 25 years. He embraced his role as an educator and influenced thousands of students both in and out of the classroom.
“The accomplishments of these seven winners are truly impressive,” said MSGCU President and CEO Peter Gates. “We were also honored to have two special guests in attendance. Larry Swantek and Alice Heino, wife of the late Rudolph Heino, were present to congratulate the scholarship winners. It was a wonderful event.”
About Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
Named one of the Top Workplaces in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union has been providing quality financial services to its members for almost 60 years. With 11 offices located throughout Macomb and Oakland counties, MSGCU has more than 90,000 members, $1.5 billion in assets and 250 employees. The credit union consistently earns Bauer Financial’s highest five-star rating. MSGCU also regularly receives extremely high member satisfaction ratings, scoring 97% or higher in the past five years.
Founded by a small group of teachers in 1954, MSGCU today offers a full range of loan, savings and checking products and financial services for consumers and businesses. For more information, visit www.msgcu.org or call 586.263.8800 or 1.866.MSGCU4U.
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Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship Winners: (From left to right): Emily Durie, Jacob DeSantis, Alice Heino, Carter Kovalcik, Nicole Burkel, MSGCU President and CEO Pete Gates. (Not pictured: Monica McCoskey)
Larry Swantek Educational; Studies Scholarship Winners: (From left to right): Megan Gougeon, Larry Swantek, Antonia Paul, MSGCU President and CEO Pete Gates.