Lowell high school seniors have an opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship from LMCU, but they will have to act quickly to apply. The West Michigan-based credit union, which has a branch in Lowell, is accepting applications for their Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship until Jan. 31, 2023.
Known as Lake Michigan Credit Union – and the Grand Rapids Teachers Credit Union before that – LMCU founded the scholarship program in 1990 in honor of the institution’s founder. Each year, it awards 20 scholarships worth $2,000 each. The money can be used in pursuit of an undergraduate education at an accredited trade school, college or university.
All high school seniors who live in Michigan or Florida or who are members of LMCU or who are a child of a LMCU member are eligible to enter. Applicants must submit an essay, and those will be judged by an independent committee of area professionals who are selected by the credit union’s Board of Directors.
For this year’s scholarship, applicants are asked to write a 750-1,500 word essay on the following theme:
What act of kindness have you experienced or witnessed that has positively influenced you most? How will you carry it into your future?
In total, LMCU has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to 292 students since the program’s inception. While there haven’t been any Lowell winners in the past few years, recent recipients include students from the Forest Hills, Thornapple Kellogg and Caledonia school districts, according to Monse Velazquez, a community relations specialist with LMCU.
Perhaps a Lowell student will join their ranks this year. To be considered for the scholarship, submit your entry online by Jan. 31, 2023.
More information about the scholarship program, eligibility guidelines and essay format can be found on the LMCU website.