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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 $1,000 Student Scholarship Award. These ten students were selected based on a variety of criteria. Read the press release here.

2021 $1,000 STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 

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 5, 2021.

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)

  • CRITERIA:

    1. 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, 2020.

    2. Applicant must be a high school graduate in 2021 (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).

    3. *Acceptance required as a full-time student at an accredited institution: university, community college, trade school, vocational school, or employer-sponsored skilled trades apprenticeship program.

    4. Applicant must write an essay (150-200 words) describing what “Being Financially Responsible” means to him/her.

    5. Two (2) letters of recommendation must be submitted from influencing adults, such as: teacher, coach, counselor, community leader, employer, etc.

    6. Special consideration will be given to students who have been involved in extracurricular and/or community service activities.

    Note: Previous DFCU Scholarship Winners will be considered ineligible for another award.

  • How to Apply:COMPLETE and SUBMIT the Scholarship Application along with the following:

    1. HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS and any post-high school transcripts, if applicable.

    2. 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.

    3. ESSAY (150-200 words) explaining what “Being Financially Responsible” means to you.

    4. TWO (2) LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION from influencing adults (for example: teacher, coach, counselor, community leader, employer – may not be from a relative).

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2021

    Application may be completed online and printed OR printed and completed in blue or black ink.

    Application and all supporting documents may be submitted in one of three ways:

Via email (in one complete packet) pdf format preferred 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 5, 2021

Application must be received or postmarked no later than March 5, 2021. Late or incomplete applications will be disqualified. Scholarship checks will be made payable to the recipient and the educational institution at the discretion of Dort Financial Credit Union. Under no circumstances will checks be made payable to the student alone. All application information will be kept strictly confidential. Scholarships will be awarded by July 31, 2021.

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.

If you have questions, please call (810) 767-8390.