People Driven Credit Union announces 29th annual College Scholarship Essay Contest

WARREN, MI (May 14, 2019) — People Driven Credit Union today announced it is accepting submissions for its 29th annual College Scholarship Essay Contest.

A total of $14,000 will be awarded to 10 winners who will be chosen based on their essays. The topic for the 2019 contest is: “Write a message to yourself on the day before your first day as a high school freshman. What advice would you give yourself? And what question would you ask the future you on the day after your college graduation?”

Students between the ages of 17 and 25 who are primary members on PDCU accounts and are planning to attend college during the 2019-2020 school year are eligible to participate in the essay contest.

“People Driven Credit Union is once again very excited to offer these scholarships to young people to assist in their higher education,” said PDCU President and CEO Renee DeMarco. “PDCU is proud to offer this scholastic support for the 29th year. We are eager to read these essays and discover the creativity these young writers have to offer.”

Entries are due by the end of business hours on Friday, June 7. Information on the contest and an application may be found at Essays should be 1-2 pages in length.

This year’s grant will bring the total in scholarships awarded to PDCU members to more than $327,000 since its inception in 1991. Scholarships to be awarded in 2019 are:

  • One $2,000 Rose Hubbard Memorial Scholarship;
  • One $2,000 Margaret Patterson-Bailey Scholarship;
  • Four $1,500 scholarships; and
  • Four $1,000 scholarships

About People Driven Credit Union

People Driven Credit Union has been helping members and their families with money management since 1928 when it was founded as the Detroit Federal Employees Credit Union. Serving over 25,000 valued members across Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties, PDCU offers an appealing array of low-cost financial services and premier stakes in ownership. To learn more, visit


Renee DeMarco
President and CEO
People Driven Credit Union

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