Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation

Community Financial Scholarship Fund

Community Financial Scholarship Fund: $1,200 award 

The Community Financial Scholarship Fund is proud to support community-minded students. Annual scholarships are granted to outstanding credit union members who demonstrate high honors in school while contributing to their community. The Fund administers scholarships in memory of Ron Carlson, Margaret Dunning and George Lawton, all of whom epitomize the credit union's "People Helping People" philosophy.

Community Financial employees and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships.

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Number of Available Awards: 19

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Applicants must have their own personal Community Financial account and have it opened a minimum of six months (on or before September 13, 2017) prior to submitting their application. Please note that being a beneficiary on another person's account does not qualify
  • Have been accepted at or applied to an accredited college, university or trade school full or part-time for the 2018 fall semester
  • Judging will be based on: academic performance, community service, extra-curricular activities, letter of recommendation, job/employment, answer to essay question on application and financial need
  • Applicants may be male, female, and of any ethnic or religious affiliation
  • Previous recipients and applicants are eligible to apply again if they still meet the eligibility criteria

Required Materials:

  • Online scholarship application
  • Latest transcript 
  • Scholarship Recommendation Form- completed by someone who is not a relative or family member
  • Last 4 digits of CFCU Account Number (must be entered into the online application)


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