Thursday, October 2, 2008

ADVANCE NOTICE: Community Choice Foundation Hopes to Provide $1 Million in Michigan Scholarships From 2009 - 2012

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Community Choice Credit Union introduced the Community Choice Foundation to support students pursuing higher education in Michigan. Community Choice Credit Union will provide a minimum of $100,000 to high-school seniors starting college in the fall of 2009. The goal of the foundation is to provide $1 million in scholarships between 2009 to 2012, through support from the credit union and its Members.

To be eligible, students need to graduate with at least a 3.0 grade-point average, from high schools within the Community Choice charter counties of Genessee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne counties. In addition, they need to attend an accredited college or university in Michigan.

The scholarship will provide students with $5,000 scholarships, enough to cover the tuition costs of students' first year of college.
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