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08-02-2017: LAFCU offers ‘Community Champions’ college scholarships; application deadline August 11

Michigan Business Network
August 2, 2017 2:00 PM

LAFCU_CommunityChampionLogo_0416.jpgLANSING, Mich. — LAFCU is offering up to six college scholarships as part of its LAFCU Community Champions program that recognizes those who serve our country and community. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.

Eligible applicants are active-duty and veteran members of the military and first responders – police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and paramedics.

The $1,000 scholarships are for the recipients to attend Lansing Community College (LCC) beginning the 2017-18 academic year.

“Those who make our community and country safer are many times unsung heroes,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU senior vice president of marketing. “The LAFCU Community Champions program provides an opportunity to thank those who are our ‘champions’ and offers scholarships to help them gain an affordable path to career success.”

Scholarship winners will be chosen based on their short essays on the topic, “What three reasons compelled you to serve our country or community?” Winners will be recognized at the Aug. 19 Lansing Lugnuts LAFCU Fireworks Spectacular.

Details are available at www.LAFCU.com/CommunityChampions. Applications can be uploaded atwww.LAFCU.com or mailed to LAFCU, P.O. Box 26188, Lansing, MI 48909, Attn: Marketing.

LAFCU Community Champions have been recognized at Lansing Lugnuts LAFCU Fireworks Spectaculars since 2014.

About LAFCU

Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is proud to be mid-Michigan’s credit union, serving the counties of Barry, Calhoun, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Livingston, Montcalm and Shiawassee. A recipient of the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award, LAFCU takes pride in bringing value to the financial lives of its members, neighbors, families and community. Offering a comprehensive range of personal and business financial products, LAFCU provides services that include checking and savings accounts, auto and mortgage lending, business accounts and business lending. LAFCU serves nearly 60,000 members, holds more than $600 million in assets, and maintains nine locations throughout Greater Lansing and Shiawassee County. Anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in its designated counties is eligible to join. Members enjoy benefits, such as lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings, insurance discounts, preferred seating for LAFCU-sponsored events, and access to 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CO-OP ATM network. LAFCU supports and enriches mid-Michigan by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, please call 517.622.6600 or find us online:

Website: www.lafcu.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/LAFCU

Twitter: @LAFCULansing

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