MSGCU offers more than $100,000 in scholarships for local students

Application period begins Monday, January 18

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (January 12, 2016)“Pursuing an educational leadership program would help me not only hone my personal practice, but it would allow me to develop the organizational components of my leadership and find even better ways to advocate for student learning and help me magnify my ripple effect in education.”
–Educator Advantage recipient Gary Abud (Teacher in Grosse Pointe Schools, 2014 Michigan Teacher of the Year) 

“Every action and every decision an individual makes has the potential to impact others in either a positive or negative way, and it is important to consciously choose to impact others in a positive way.”
– Rudolph Heino recipient Megan Zablocki (Henry Ford HS Class of 2015, Studying Architecture at Lawrence Tech University)

Through its annual scholarship program, MSGCU has helped hundreds of students like Gary and Megan–paving the path for future educators, doctors, artists, first responders and community leaders. The application period for 2016’s programs begins Monday, Jan. 18 at

“Education is an incredibly powerful tool and we are pleased to help local students take the next step in their educational futures,” said Pete Gates, MSGCU President/CEO. “For more than a decade, we have been awarding scholarships to students from a variety of backgrounds and we are excited to continue the tradition in 2016.”

The application period runs January 18-March 18 for the following scholarships:

  • Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship: Embodying the credit union “people helping people” philosophy.
  • Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship: Studying to become an educator.
  • Educational Solutions Scholarship: Focusing on the power of education.
  • Educator Advantage Scholarship: Helping educators with continuing education costs.

Winners will be announced Monday, May 2 and honored at a private reception later in the year.

MSGCU also offers First Responder Scholarships, which are applied for through the police or fire academies at Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College and Schoolcraft College

For more information on MSGCU’s scholarship offerings, visit

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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