Grand Rapids, MI. – Lake Michigan Credit Union (“LMCU”) has announced the topic for its annual Llyod F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest. The contest provides local high school seniors 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.
The 2022-23 Hutt Scholarship essay topic is: “What act of kindness have you experienced or witnessed that has positively influenced you most? How will you carry it into your future?”
The entry period officially opened November 1, 2022 and will remain open until January 31, 2023. 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, and the principal determining factor in selecting scholarship recipients is the applicant’s passion for the topic. Additionally, the committee will use comprehension of subject, organization, language use, originality, clarity, spelling, and grammar as criteria for selecting the recipients.
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 $500,000 in scholarship dollars to 292 students. Last year, 1,442 essays were received for consideration.
Interested high school seniors must complete an application online at LMCU.org/Hutt before the January 31, 2023 deadline. Winners will be notified directly and publicly announced around May 2023 on LMCU social media pages and LMCU.org/Hutt.
All applicants must be high school seniors, including home school students, who plan to enter a trade school, college, or university in the next academic year. All applicants must be one of the following: a resident of Michigan or Florida, a member of LMCU, or the child of an LMCU member. More eligibility details are available at LMCU.org/Hutt.
Lake Michigan Credit Union, established in 1933, is the largest credit union in Michigan and 13th largest in the country. Employing a staff of over 1,550 and serving over 540,000 members, LMCU’s assets exceed $11.8 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $14.3 billion. LMCU has 68 convenient branch locations overall, including 20 across Central and 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.
To find out more, visit LMCU.org.