MSGCU offers more than $80,000 in scholarships for students and educators

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (February 8, 2017) — Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union (MSGCU) is proud to offer 27 scholarships to local high school seniors, college students, and educators to help them on their educational journey. These scholarships seek to recognize academic success, community involvement, hard work, character and an applicant’s commitment and enthusiasm for learning.

 Through its annual scholarship program, MSGCU has helped hundreds of students and educators in their college and continuing education pursuits.

 “We realize the value of lifelong learning and continual self-improvement and are delighted to provide opportunities for financial support in these endeavors,” said Pete Gates, MSGCU President/CEO. “Our scholarships support high school and college students and education professionals who value the learning process and are dedicated to enhancing their future.”

 Each MSGCU scholarship targets a unique applicant group:

 • Rudolph Heino College Scholarship: High school seniors who embody MSGCU’s philosophy of “people helping people.”  Five $2,500 scholarships offered.

• Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship: High school seniors and current college students planning or already studying Education.  Two $2,500 scholarships offered.

• Educational Solutions Scholarship: High school seniors changing lives through educational experiences. Eighteen $2,500 scholarships offered.

• Educator Advantage: Educators and administrators pursuing continuing education credits. Two $2,500 scholarships offered.

 Scholarship details, eligibility requirements, selection criteria and online applications can be found at  The Application Period is now open and runs through March 17, 2017.

 Note: MSGCU also offers 12 First Responder Scholarships, to students enrolled in police or fire academies at Macomb Community, Oakland Community and Schoolcraft Colleges. Twelve $1,250 scholarships are offered.  Information on these scholarships is available through the academy program director.

About Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union

Founded by a small group of educators, MSGCU has been providing quality financial services to the community for more than 60 years. MSGCU offers a full range of loan, deposit, checking, credit card, mortgage, and insurance products for those that live in lower Michigan. With 14 offices in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, MSGCU has more than 125,000 members, $1.9 billion in assets, and has earned a 97% member satisfaction rating for the past ten years. MSGCU has also earned five stars, as reported by Bauer Financial, for more than 20 years, and has been honored as a Top Workplace by The Detroit Free Press five years in a row. For more information contact Emily Boulton, Marketing Communications Specialist at and 586.263.8800 ext. 571.


Emily Boulton
Marketing Communications Specialist
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
4555 Investment Drive
Troy, Michigan 48098
Phone (586) 263-8800, ext. 571

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