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From Ambush to Essays | July 2019 LAFCU Update

Michigan Business Beat
July 29, 2019 6:00 PM


Deadline for WHEEL Essay entries is Wednesday!

LAFCU is accepting applications for the 2019 Women Helping Educate Every Lady (W.H.E.E.L.) scholarship essay contest through Wednesday, July 31. The 2019 award of $3,000 pushes LAFCU’s six-year award total to $15,000. Listen to the audio included here about that opportunity and other great efforts by LAFCU this month.

Kelli shares the details with Chris Holman, check them out in the SoundCloud PodCast!

Chris Holman welcomes Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, Chief Marketing Officer, LAFCU, Lansing, MI, back in the MBN studio to hear about this month's updates. 

Image result for Lansing Lugnuts: Ambush BaseballShe had a couple things to discuss. First was the story of a recent "Ambush" LAFCU coordinated with the Lansing Lugnuts to surprise young baseball players in the area with the opportunity to play their game at Cooley Law School Stadium, Thanks as well in this effort going out to Kellie Dean and Dean Transportation.

Thanks to the Lansing Lugnuts,... we have the video coverage of that AMBUSH

After that Kelli shared that there's limited time remaining to the end of July, for getting an essay in,... 


(above) Like the 2018 winners of the LAFCU W.H.E.E.L. essay contest, pictured, this year’s recipients will use the scholarships for education needed to enter or re-enter the workforce or to advance in their careers. At the 2018 presentation are, from left, LAFCU’s Alyssa Sliger; winners Vagdevi Anyapu, Maryam Abbas and Jessica Miyamoto; Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, from LAFCU; and Steve Slocum, from LCC Foundation. 

The contest is for women who are pursuing education needed to enter or re-enter the workforce or to advance in their careers. Each of three winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend Lansing Community College (LCC) 2019 fall semester.

Applications are available online at www.lafcu.com/resources/scholarships.   

LAFCU and Wheel Logos-Square copy“The W.H.E.E.L. scholarship is ideal for women who need some classes to complete a degree or to become licensed or certified for a new occupation,” said Kelli Ellsworth Etchison, LAFCU chief marketing officer. “We focus on adult women because it is most often women who delay their education and careers due to family obligations. Their personal success is important for the economic success of the communities LAFCU serves.”

Winners will be determined by their one-page essay about their new career choice or advancement goal, inspiration for pursuing this new goal, and why they want to pursue it now.

Applicants must live, work or attend church or school in Michigan, which is LAFCU’s geographical service area. They do not need to be LAFCU members.

Entries may be uploaded via www.lafcu.com or mailed to LAFCU, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing 48917, Attn: Marketing. For more information, visit www.lafcu.com, or call 517.622.6600 or 800.748.0228.

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Chartered in 1936, LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Michigan and to businesses and other entities located in Michigan. The credit union serves more than 65,000 members and holds nearly $750 million in assets. LAFCU offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services as well as an expanding complement of financial technology solutions. Members enjoy benefits such as low fees, low interest rates on loans, high yields on savings, discounts, knowledgeable employees and nationwide access to fee-free ATMs and ITMs. A recipient of the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions, LAFCU enriches the communities it serves by supporting many organizations and causes. To learn more about LAFCU, call 800.748.0228 or visit www.lafcu.com .


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