Arbor Financial awards $24,000 annually to Michigan high school students.

Each spring, we award twelve $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the state of Michigan through the Arbor Financial Community Scholarship Program. We believe strongly in the value of higher education and proudly enhance opportunities and advancement through this program.

Applicants who submit their essay prior to January 23, 2020 will be entered to win one of two Arbor branded Bluetooth speakers!*

Who is eligible:

  • Open to all high school seniors, who are Arbor Financial members OR
  • High school seniors residing in Michigan
  • Accepted into an accredited post-secondary school (community college, 4-year programs, etc.)
  • Scholarships must be used in the upcoming fall semester

How to apply:

This year's scholarship will be anonymously judged on the strength of an essay that will answer the question:

Share with us a personal innovative solution and the positive impact it would have.

Applications and essays can be submitted online starting December 15, 2019.

Deadline: March 15, 2020

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Essay guidelines:

  • The essay is between 500 and 750 words
  • The essay is typed and double spaced
  • The top right corner of each page of the essay contains your initials of first, middle, and last name
  • The essay has a title
  • Submit your application and upload your essay in a Word (.DOC(X)) or PDF online.

Awards:

  • We will be awarding 12 high school seniors with $2,000 scholarships 
  • Winners of the 2020 Arbor Financial Community Scholarship will be contacted in April
  • Checks will be made payable to both the winner and the educational institute and will be mailed to the winner in May 2020
  • Winners will be asked to submit a photo for use on our website and/or social media outlets
  • Select essays from our winners may be published on our website and/or social media outlets
 

Volt LogoAn account designed with students in mind

Graduation is a special time for seniors, as you say goodbye to high school and hello to independence. Whether you're headed to college or straight to the workforce,  Arbor Financial's Volt Account will help you take charge of your money with special perks designed especially for young adults like you.

We've seriously reduced or outright eliminated a variety of fees, and we offer a special credit card starting at age 16, that can help you begin building good credit for when you want to buy that first car. Additionally, we hold a variety of educational events at our 9th Street headquarters, as well as in the schools for both high school and college students, designed to help them make informed, good choices with their money.

And that's in addition to all the other perks that come with a memership at Arbor Financial, like free access to over 37,000 ATM's nationwide, eBanking access, and more!

Check out everything the Volt Account can do for you here.
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Official family members, employees of Arbor Financial Credit Union and their immediate families are not eligible to participate in the scholarship program.

*The drawing is open to eligible persons who submit an application and essay to the Arbor Financial Community Scholarship program before January 23, 2020. No purchase necessary. Promotional period Dec 6, 2019 – Jan 23, 2020. For official rules, click here.