Michigan First Scholarship Competition – College Division

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Michigan First Credit Union

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Must be a member of Michigan First Credit Union. Information on joining the credit union is available online at www.youngfreemichigan.com/join.
  4. Must be 17 to 25 years of age at time of entry.
  5. Must be currently attending a university, college or community college as a freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or enrolled in a graduate program OR be a previous high school graduate who did not immediately enter university, college, or community college upon high school graduation. If the entrant entered the armed forces, he/she must have been honorably discharged.
  6. Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher.
  7. Must intend to be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) at a college or university for the fall semester.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship competition is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are or become members of Michigan First Credit Union and are 17 to 25 years of age. Students must have a grade point average of 2.8 or higher and submit a video.

Application requirements for the Michigan First Scholarship Competition – College Division are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Video
  • Photo
Additional Information: Public voting on entries takes place from 12:00 p.m. on Feb. 5, to 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 15. The top ten scholarship candidates in each category will be determined by public voting. These candidates will move forward for review by the Judging Committee to determine the three scholarship winners in each category. The final judging for the scholarships will be based upon the merit of the submissions. Judging takes place from Feb. 16 to Feb. 26. Winners will be notified on or around Feb. 29. Previous Young & Free Michigan Scholarship Competition winners are not eligible to apply. One exception to this rule is when a high school category winner enters college; he/she becomes eligible for the college category only. Current paid employees (with the exception of Michigan First Credit Union Student Branch employees), retirees and representatives of Michigan First Credit Union and their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, related companies, agents, associates, dealers, representatives, advertising and promotional agencies – and their immediate family members (including spouse, children, step-children, parents, step-parents, in-law parents, brothers and sisters) – are not eligible to enter or win a scholarship, however they are eligible to vote during the public vote period.

Award Amount: Scholarships are awarded as follows: first place, $5,000; second place, $4,000; third place, $3,000. Awards are non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $6,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 1

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, February 1

Applications are available online on the Michigan First Credit Union website. To enter the scholarship competition, each student must create a video addressing the topic: "What invention do you think the world would be better off without and why?". Detailed information on the topic is available on the scholarship website. Videos must be 60 seconds or less and uploaded to YouTube. Each student must also upload his/her most recent transcript (including his/her name, school's name, and grade point average) and a photo of himself/herself. Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. on the deadline date.
About Michigan First Credit Union:
Contact Information: Tricia Marion, -
Address: 27000 Evergreen Road Lathrup Village, Michigan 48076

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