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LMCU Announces 2023-24 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest

Grand Rapids, MI. (October 12, 2023) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) has announced the topic for its annual Llyod F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest. The contest provides high school seniors the opportunity to win one of 20 individual $2,000 scholarships that can be used at a college, university, or trade school. This scholarship program honors the legacy of LMCU founder and teacher, Lloyd F. Hutt, and his lifelong commitment to education and community involvement.

To commemorate LMCU’s 90th anniversary, the essay topic for the 2023-24 Hutt Scholarship is: “LMCU is celebrating its 90th birthday! What would you like to see celebrated by the time you’re 90?”

The entry period officially opened on October 1, 2023, and will remain open until January 5, 2024. Applicants are required to write an original 750-1,500-word essay exploring the topic. Essays will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges, and the principal determining factor in selecting scholarship recipients is the applicant’s passion for the topic. Additionally, the committee will use comprehension of subject, organization, language use, originality, clarity, spelling, and grammar as criteria for selecting the recipients.

Lake Michigan Credit Union is proud to support area students in their pursuit of academic and real-world success. Since 1991, LMCU’s Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship program has provided over $520,000 in scholarship dollars to over 300 students.

Interested high school seniors must complete an application online at before the January 5, 2024 deadline. Winners will first be notified directly and then publicly announced sometime in the spring on LMCU social media pages and

All applicants must be high school seniors, including home school students, who plan to enter a trade school, college, or university in the next academic year. All applicants must be one of the following: a resident of Michigan or Florida, a member of LMCU, or the child of an LMCU member. More eligibility details are available at

Lake Michigan Credit Union, established in 1933, is the largest credit union in Michigan and 16th largest in the country. Employing a staff of over 1,600 and serving over 580,000 members, LMCU’s assets exceed $12 billion, with a mortgage servicing portfolio of over $14.3 billion. LMCU has 68 convenient branch locations, including 20 across Central and Southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, commercial banking, investments, and insurance. To find out more, visit

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