Community Choice Credit Union Awards $100,000 in Scholarships to Future Leaders
As part of the Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Program, 20 high school seniors across the state of Michigan won $5,000 scholarships—totaling $100,000—for pledging to attend college in Michigan and committing to giving back to the state by building their careers here.
The Community Choice Foundation Scholarship Program is one of the largest scholarship programs in the credit union industry, both in Michigan and nationally, and is designed specifically to keep Michigan’s young talent in the state. Since its inception in 2009, the program has awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to 160 students in Michigan.
“Every year, I’m astounded by the accomplishments of each of our scholars,” said Rob Bava, CEO of Community Choice Credit Union. “They’re building their own businesses, volunteering at local shelters, running their own non-profits, all while excelling at academics and participating in their schools’ extra-curricular activities. It’s so important to keep this level of talent in the state of Michigan and we’re proud to play a part in their futures.”
This year, 20 scholars from around the state of Michigan were selected out of a pool of nearly 400 applicants. Each was evaluated on academic achievement, involvement in extracurricular activities and dedication to community service.
An awards ceremony to honor the scholars was held on Thursday, May 5, featuring Nima Shaffe of WXYZ-TV as the master of ceremonies and Justine Sheu, an urban educator and entrepreneur, as the keynote speaker.
Surrounded by family, friends, teachers and guidance counselors, the scholars were recognized for their incredible accomplishments, both academic and extracurricular.
More information about the scholars and the Community Choice Scholarship Program can be found here.