Monday, March 17, 2014

now accepting video college scholarship applications!

Michigan Community Credit Union is pleased to offer $1,000 scholarships to local 2014 graduates who demonstrate excellence in both academics and community service!

The scholarship is open to all high school seniors who are members of Michigan Community Credit Union. We ask those students who are interested in applying for our scholarship to complete the application available below. Applications should be returned to the credit union by April 4 , 2014, and scholarships will be awarded in May.
Scholarship Guidelines: 
Michigan Community Credit Union is awarding five $1,000 scholarships to area high school 2014 graduates who 
demonstrate excellence in both academics and community service. Students must be members of Michigan 
Community Credit Union to be considered for a scholarship. To become a member, you must live, work, worship or 
attend school in Barry, Branch, Calhoun, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lenawee, Livingston, 
Monroe, Oakland, St. Joseph, Washtenaw or Wayne County, Michigan. Applicants must be full-time graduating high 
school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Awards will be payable to the student and the intended college or 
university. 

How Winners are Selected: 
All videos will be reviewed by a panel comprised of senior management, staff, and board members of Michigan 
Community Credit Union. During the judging process, all video entries will bear no identifying marks or symbols 
which show either the applicant’s name or the school they attend. The determining factors in selecting scholarship 
recipients are the applicant’s response to the topic, GPA, and required outline. The criteria that will be judged follows: 
creativity, comprehension and expression of the topic. Scholarship recipients will be selected without regard to race, 
religion, or gender. 

Video Guidelines
 Your video should not be more than 1 minute long and not less than 30 seconds. 
 Please do not use music or artwork that is copyright protected. 
 Please do not use any reference to your school, your city in which you live or anything that might identify 
you or your school in your video. 
 Content should be appropriate. Use of foul language, indecent images, etc. will be grounds for immediate 
disqualification. 
 People appearing in your video or part of the production process will need to sign the attached media 
release form individually. 

The topic of the 2014 video scholarship is: The Credit Union Philosophy is “People Helping People.” How do you 
help your community, or how does a specific organization help your community, and why do you admire them? 

Video Format and Submission Requirements 
 All videos should not be more than 1 minute long and not less than 30 seconds. 
 All videos should be submitted on a DVD along with a completed application. 
 Media releases will need to be completed by all people involved in the making the video. 
 Please submit video in a .wav or .wmf format. 

Applications Should Include: 
1. Completed and signed application form. 
2. Letters of recommendation from at least two present or former instructors. 
3. A high school transcript to document overall grade point average during 9th – 12th
 grades. 
4. A letter of acceptance from an accredited college or university. 
5. An outline including work experience, volunteering, community involvement and extracurricular activities, along 
with a section on any leadership roles held.

Please see our full application at www.micommunitycu.com. Good luck!

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