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Student Scholarship Program

2019-2020 Student Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Dort Financial Credit Union Board of Directors has selected the recipients of the 2019-2020 $1000 Student Scholarship Award. These ten students were selected based on a variety of criteria. To read the press release click here.


The credit union movement was founded on the philosophy of “People Helping People”.  In keeping with our philosophy, Dort Financial Credit Union has established a student scholarship program to help our members achieve their higher educational goals.  We will award ten (10) scholarships this year in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors or older students seeking to further their education after high school.  Members who have been accepted as full-time students to an accredited institution of higher learning may apply by March 6, 2020.

Download the Scholarship Application (click here).

Criteria and How to Apply:

Print and complete the Dort Financial Credit Union Scholarship Application and Authorization Release form (if applicable). (Click here)

  • Student applicant must be the primary account holder and a member in good standing of Dort Financial Credit Union. Account must have been opened on or before December 31, 2019).
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate in 2020 (or earlier) with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in high school (or a minimum GPA of 2.5 in one full year of post-high school education, if applicable). Include a copy of your official High School Transcripts and any post-high school transcripts, if applicable.
  • Acceptance required as a full-time student at an accredited institution: university, community college, trade school or vocational program. Include a copy of your Letter of Acceptance as a full-time student to an accredited institution:  university, community college, trade school, vocational school, or employer-sponsored skilled trades apprenticeship program.
  • Include a 150-200 word essay explaining what “Being Financially Responsible” means to you.
  • Include two (2) Letters of Recommendation from influencing adults (for example: a teacher, coach, counselor, community leader, employer – may not be from a relative).
  • Special consideration will be given to students who have been involved in extracurricular and/or community service activities.
  • Application may be completed online and printed OR printed and completed in black or blue ink. Application and supporting documents may be emailed in one complete packet to: KDuval@dortfcu.org OR sent via U.S Mail to: Dort Financial Credit Union Scholarship Committee, 9048 Holly Road, Grand Blanc, MI 48439 OR dropped off at any Dort Financial branch by close of business on March 6, 2020. Late or incomplete applications will be disqualified. If you have any questions please call 800.521.3796.

Application must be received or postmarked no later than March 6, 2020.  Late or incomplete applications will be disqualified.  Supporting documents may be mailed separately. The scholarship check will be made payable jointly to the recipient and the educational institution, or individually to the recipient or institution, at the discretion of Dort Financial Credit Union.  All application information will be kept strictly confidential.  Scholarships will be awarded by July 31, 2020.

All complete applications will be reviewed by volunteer members of Dort Financial Credit Union’s Board of Directors and awards will be determined in a fair and consistent manner.  Dort Financial Credit Union does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, marital status, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.  Employees and volunteers of Dort Financial Credit Union and their family members are eligible to apply.