MSUFCU provides $2,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors

EAST LANSING, MI (July 16, 2020) — Four 2020 Clarkston High School and Brandon High School graduating seniors received scholarships from MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) for their college educations. Clarkston graduates Nathan Abolish, Timothy O’Donnell, and Jordan Mountain; and Brandon graduate Alexia Weberian each received a $500 scholarship.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to assist high school seniors to pursue post-secondary education in our communities,” said Whitney Anderson Harrell, MSUFCU Chief Community Development Officer. “This is our fifth year of offering scholarships to graduating seniors from these high schools, and we look forward to helping more students achieve their dreams.”

Several students submitted their applications through the Credit Union website or through their school counselors. Recipients were selected by a scholarship committee, which included Credit Union employees. To qualify for the scholarship, students had to meet the following requirements:

  • Be accepted and committed to attending MSU or Oakland University
  • Submit an essay describing what financial education has done for them
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a member of MSUFCU or Oakland University Credit Union

About Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)

Founded in 1937, MSUFCU has a national reputation for excellence and has received several top industry and workplace awards, including being named a Best Credit Union to Work For® by American Banker for the sixth year, a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for 13 consecutive years, and a National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® winner for seven consecutive years. MSUFCU has also been certified as a Great Place to Work® for 10 consecutive years and has been recognized by the Credit Union National Association, earning first place for the people-helping-people philosophy Louise Herring Award. The Credit Union operates an award-winning, wholly owned credit union service organization, Reseda Group, along with digital financial platforms AlumniFi and Collegiate, trade name Oakland University Credit Union, and its foundation, the Desk Drawer Fund. MSUFCU is headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan; and has 24 branches; over 350,000 members; $7.61 billion in assets; and more than 1,100 employees. For more information, visit


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