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High school graduates throwing their caps in the air; Learn about Honor Credit Union Foundation's community scholarship program.

Community Commitment Scholarship

Staying true to its roots in education, Honor Credit Union is proud to support outstanding high school seniors in all of our communities through the annual Honor Credit Union Foundation Community Commitment Scholarships. For the 2017-18 academic year, Honor will award 15 scholarships worth $1,500 each. Each scholarship is for one year and does not renew. Please review the information below before applying:

Requirements:

  • Be a graduating high school or home school senior currently attending school in the State of Michigan.
  • Be a member of Honor Credit Union and be the primary account holder at time of application and scholarship presentation (all students qualify for membership).
  • Have been accepted at an accredited U.S. post-secondary education institution.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applicants may NOT  be current Honor Credit Union employees or board members.
  • Applicants may NOT  be children or grandchildren of current Honor Credit Union employees or board members.
  • Brochure: Click here to download a 2017-18 scholarship brochure with complete details.

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application.
  • Submit a 300-400 word typed essay on the following topic: Discuss how community involvement has impacted your life, or how you influenced someone else's life or contributed to improving your community through volunteerism.
  • Submit your most recent report card or transcript showing cumulative GPA.
  • Submit a copy of your FAFSA Determination page with an Estimated Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

Click to download the Honor Credit Union Foundation scholarship application

Submission Information:

  • Please follow the submission instructions outlined at the top of the application form.
  • Application deadline is March 5, 2018.
  • Application and supporting documents must be mailed to:
Berrien Community Foundation
Attn: Honor CU Foundation Scholarship Committee
2900 S. State Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Selection & Scoring Criteria

A selection committee from the Berrien Community Foundation, representing a diverse business and education background, will evaluate applicants. They will consider the following:

  • Community Involvement (counts for 10 out of a possible 25 points)
  • Essay (counts for 10 out of a possible 25 points)
  • GPA (counts for 5 out of a possible 25 points)
  • Any additional information (letters, recommendations, etc.) will not be reviewed by the selection committee.

Award Notification

  • Winners will be notified by the Berrien Community Foundation via mail, typically in late-April.
  • Checks will be made payable to the educational institution the winner included in their application and the checks will be mailed directly to that institution.
  • Honor Credit Union asks that each scholarship recipient allow the credit union to use their name and photograph in promotional materials and press releases.
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If you are using a screen reader or other auxiliary aid and are having problems using this website, please call 800.442.2800 for assistance. All products and services available on this website are available at all Honor Credit Union full-service locations.