Lake Michigan Credit Union Announces 2021-22 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Established in 1990 by Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU), the annual Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest provides local high school seniors with the opportunity to win one of 20 individual $2,000 college scholarships. This scholarship program honors the legacy of LMCU founder and teacher, Lloyd F. Hutt, and his lifelong commitment to education and community involvement.

This year’s essay topic:
Tell us about the you of today, and what we can expect to see in the you of tomorrow.

Applicants are required to write an original 750-1,500 word essay exploring the topic. Essays will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges. The scholarship committee’s principal determining factor in selecting award recipients is the applicant’s passion for the topic. Additionally, the committee will use the following criteria in judging responses to the topic: comprehension of subject, organization, language use, originality, clarity, spelling, and grammar.

Lake Michigan Credit Union is proud to support area students in their pursuit of academic and real-world success. Since 1991, LMCU’s Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship program has provided over $460,000 in scholarship dollars to 272 students. Last year, 1,346 essays were received for consideration.

Who’s eligible?
All applicants must be high school seniors (this includes home school students) who plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the next academic year. All applicants must be one or more of the following: a resident of Michigan or Florida, a member of Lake Michigan Credit Union, or the child of a Lake Michigan Credit Union member.

Interested high school seniors must complete an application online at before the deadline of January 31, 2022.

Winners will be announced in LMCU’s May 2022 newsletter, on LMCU social media pages, and online at

About Lake Michigan Credit Union:
Lake Michigan Credit Union is the largest credit union in Michigan. Employing a staff of over 1,500, LMCU’s assets exceed $10 billion, with a mortgage serviced portfolio of over $12 billion and over 500,000 members. LMCU has 59 convenient branch locations overall, including 13 in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 AllPoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments and commercial banking.