Plugging The Brain Drain With Scholarships

A local Credit Union is doing its part to help stop the brain drain in Michigan.  Community Choice Credit Union is offering a minimum of 100 thousand dollars in college scholarships this May. 

The scholarships are open to Graduating High School Seniors from Michigan who will be attending an accredited Michigan college or university and plan to pursue a career in the state of Michigan. 

To apply, students must write an essay explaining how they would like to use their education and career to give back to their communities.  The students need a minimum grade point average of 3.0. 

Community Choice CEO Robert Bova says the scholarship program was started in 2009 to encourage Michigan’s best and brightest students in Michigan and help rebuild our state.   Said Bova, “With a troubled economy, tough job market, and the rising costs of higehr education, Michigan is struggling to keep its best and brightest students and rebuild our great state.”

Since 2009, the Community Choice Foundation has awarded 205 thousand dollars in scholarships to 41 students.    The deadline for applying for the scholarships this year is March 31, 2011. 

For more info or to apply, go here

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