Forest Area Federal Credit Union Awards $8,000 in Scholarships to area high school seniors.
Forest Area Federal Credit Union makes a difference to area college bound seniors.
Kalkaska, Manton, Fife Lake, Kingsley, Lake City and Mesick MI – Forest Area Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors has approved the awarding of $500 scholarships to sixteen (16) high school seniors attending Fife Lake, Kalkaska, Kingsley and Manton, Lake City and Mesick High Schools. Three (3) seniors from Kingsley Area School, six (6) seniors from Forest Area High School, one (1) senior from Kalkaska Area High School, four (4) seniors from Manton High School, one (1) senior from Mesick High School and one (1) from Lake City High School will be receiving their scholarships through various methods over the next month.
The Forest Area Federal Credit Union Scholarship program is open to area high school seniors who are members of Forest Area Federal Credit Union and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference when needed is given to those going into a business related field. The scholarship program was designed to give one student in each of the school districts a helping hand with their college expenses. Due to the overwhelming support of our members and our communities Forest Area Federal Credit Union was able to expand the reach of this program once again this year and touch the lives of many of the youth in our area with this scholarship award.
Forest Area Federal Credit Union has a long standing history of embracing the credit union philosophy of People Helping People with programs such as this scholarship program, as well as through their Community Grant program, a staff funded Humanity Fund which helps out community members who have experienced a catastrophic life event such as a cancer diagnosis, unexpected or uninsured death, home fire etc. with a little helping hand, and more. They also fundraise regularly for Children’s Miracle Network, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, MCULAF, and local food pantries. This scholarship opportunity was just one more way of giving back to the communities and who have supported the credit union growth and success through the years.
About Forest Area Federal Credit Union
As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, Forest Area Federal Credit Union is committed to their members and mission, “Strengthening our Communities; investing in your success.” They uphold the fundamental responsibility to actively serve people within their field of membership and the communities in which they live. Forest Area FCU treats all members with dignity and respect and offer honest, fair deals to all members at all times. Forest Area Federal Credit Union delivers a range of low cost products and services to the diverse economic and social make-up of their members and potential members. Forest Area Federal Credit Union looks for better ways to reach out to the underserved in their field of membership. Finally, they will continually, in all facets of their operation, demonstrate the value of membership in Forest Area Federal Credit Union. To learn more about Forest Area Federal Credit Union visit www.forestarea.com or find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/forestareafcu.
Forest Area Federal Credit Union’s field of membership as a Community Chartered Credit Union is as follows: Persons who live, work, worship, or attend school in and businesses and other legal entities or immediate family members located in Antrim County, Crawford County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Missaukee County, and Wexford County, Michigan.