LAFCU Doubles 'Write to Educate' Award

CREATED Feb. 21, 2014

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LANSING, Mich. — LAFCU has expanded its “Write to Educate” Scholarship Contest to award two $2,500 scholarships, versus one last year, to high school seniors interested in attending Lansing Community College or Baker College of Owosso.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, April 14. The winning two entrants will be determined by their one-page essays on the topic: “What does it take to be successful?”

Each recipient will select a local charity for a $500 donation from LAFCU, in support of the credit union’s long-standing ‘people helping people’ mission.

The winning students will select from four charities to receive the $500 donation:

· American Red Cross

· Capital Area Humane Society

· Greater Lansing Food Bank

· RAVE (Relief After Violent Encounter – Clinton or Shiawassee county).

Applicants must attend high school in LAFCU’s service territory, which includes the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. They do not need to be members of LAFCU to apply.

The application identifies these points to address in the essay: the writer’s definition of success, characteristics of a successful person, how one becomes successful, and identifying some of the adversities to success. For more information, visit their website.