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Community Financial Scholarship Program

Community Financial Scholarship Fund, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Plymouth (CFP) and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF), awards scholarships to college bound members each year. In 2017, (21) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

Scholarship applications are only available online at The 2017 deadline has passed. Winners will be announced in early May.

For more than 30 years the Community Financial Scholarship Fund has proudly supported community-minded students. Annual scholarships are granted to outstanding credit union members who demonstrate high honors in school while contributing to their community. The Fund administers scholarships in honor of Ron Carlson and in memory of Margaret Dunning and George Lawton, all of whom epitomize the credit union's "People Helping People" philosophy.

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Ron Carlson Scholarship Fund

The Ron Carlson Scholarship was created to honor Mr. Carlson’s commitment to the students and communities Community Financial serves.  Ron Carlson served on the Community Financial Board for 28 years.  Carlson’s first term started in 1983, and in the years of his service, he helped the credit union grow and focus on the families in our communities. 

Under Carlson’s leadership, Community Financial passionately supported, and helped to inspire, the development of financial literacy partnerships with local schools. With years of experience as a math teacher in the Plymouth-Canton school district, Carlson advocated the importance of helping young members develop lifelong money management skills.

Community Financial employees and their family members are not eligible for these scholarships.


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