MSGCU to award $106,500 in scholarships this year

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (January 14, 2020) — Over the course of many years, Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) has helped hundreds of students and educators fund their higher education pursuits through its annual scholarship program. The 33 available scholarships recognize academic achievement, community service, and an applicant’s commitment to learning.

Offering more than $106,000 in awards this year, applications are now being accepted for the following scholarships at

Educational Solutions Scholarship for high school seniors planning to attend a two- or four-year college or university. Eighteen $2,500 scholarships are offered.

Rudolph Heino High School Scholarship for high school seniors who embody the MSGCU philosophy of “people helping people.” Five $2,500 scholarships are offered.

Larry Swantek Educational Studies Scholarship for college students studying education or high school seniors with plans to study education in college. Four $2,500 scholarships are offered.

Educator Advantage Scholarship for certified educators and administrators of early childhood, primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools who are continuing their education. Four $2,500 scholarships are offered.

William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship for students pursuing a skilled trades certificate in Macomb, Oakland or Wayne counties. Two $2,500 scholarships are offered.

Scholarship details and online applications can be found at The application period runs through February 28, 2020.

In addition to these scholarships, MSGCU also offers annual scholarships to students in the police and fire academies at Macomb Community College, Oakland Community College, and Schoolcraft College. The Stephen Thomas First Responder Scholarship program awards $2,000 to twelve academy graduates annually. Information on these scholarships is available through the program directors of each academy.

“Education is an incredibly powerful tool,” says Pete Gates, MSGCU President/CEO. “We are pleased to help local students and educators take their next steps toward a more successful future.”

About Michigan Schools and 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 15 offices in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, MSGCU has more than 135,000 members, $2 billion in assets, and has earned a 96% member satisfaction rating for the past 20 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 seven years in a row.

For more information contact Emily Boulton, Marketing Communications Specialist at and 586.263.8800 ext. 571.


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