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Scholarship opportunities for our members! 

Do you or someone you know need money for college? 

Our Scholarship Program is awarding a total of $3,000 in scholarships! Let us help you achieve your dreams! If you’re not yet a member, now’s a good time to join.  

Complete Digital Application  Print Application

Deadline: CLOSED


(3) Three winners= $1,000 each


  1. REQUIRED: Must be a member - with a savings and checking account. Open an account
  2. REQUIRED: Fully complete the application. 
  3. REQUIRED: Submit a video  or essay of you answering our required questions 
  4. REQUIRED: Attach enrollment verification supportive documents with application or email/mail to provided address. (See Scholarship Application Summary)

Essay or Video 

All applications must include an essay or video entry (5-10 minutes, bonus points for visuals and creativity). You must answer the three (3) required questions. If you feel more comfortable speaking Ukrainian, you may speak Ukrainian. We can't wait to see what you come up with! Get personal & creative :)

  1. Required: What attracts you to a financial institution?
  2. Required: How can the credit union better engage with a younger demographic? What can we do differently to add more value? (Think of yourself, what would you like to see more of)
  3. Required: Is there a financial tool that you love? Why?


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Applicant must be a member of Ukrainian Selfreliance Michigan Federal Credit Union.

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Applicant must have his or her own Checking Account (newly-opened or existing). 

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Applicant must be attending a college or university for the winter/spring semester of 2024  (6 credits minimum).


All levels accepted: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional and Master's.

Applicant must show proof of enrollment by sending either an unofficial transcript, schedule of enrolled classes or payment summary for the 2024 winter/spring semester.

Scholarship Application Summary

Please be sure to fully complete the application and upload any required additional information. Any attachments that are not uploaded into the application, you can email or mail to the provided addresses below. Any applications that are not fully completed or do not include the required attachments by the deadline will be ineligible.

Applicant must show proof of enrollment by providing an unofficial transcript, schedule of enrolled classes or payment summary for the 2024 winter/spring semester. 

Send or upload completed materials no later than March 1, 2024

Email to: aboyko@usmfcu.org (preferred)
Or mail to: Ukrainian Selfreliance MI FCU Attn: Scholarships, 26791 Ryan Rd, Warren, MI 48091. 


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I applied last year, but didn't win the scholarship, can I apply again?

Yes, last year's applicants, excluding the winners, may apply again this year.


Do I need to be a full-time student in order to be eligible for the scholarship? 

No, part-time students are also eligible for the scholarship. You must be taking at least 6 credit hours to be eligible. We understand that everyone's situation is different and not everyone is able to enroll into school full-time. 


I am not able to enroll for my winter semester classes yet to provide proof of enrollment, what can I do?

We understand that every school has specific times when students can register for classes. That is why the deadline is on March 1, 2024. You can still complete your application, send in your video, and send your unofficial transcript or supporting documents to show that you are planning to attend the college or university for the winter/spring semester. You can then send the list of enrolled classes by March 15, 2024. If you are having trouble obtaining this information, please reach out to Anna, our marketing specialist at aboyko@usmfcu.org. 


I am currently away at school, and am not able to come into the credit union to open an account or open a checking account. What can I do? 

We open accounts digitally, contact our member services representative, Uliana at (586) 756 - 3300 ext. 237 to discuss online account opening options.



Applicant must meet membership eligibility requirements. Applicant must be enrolled/attending a college or university for the winter/spring semester of 2024. If the number of eligible applicants is insufficient, the credit union reserves the right to not offer all of the awards.

Prize Disclaimer: Total of 3 students can win the prizes, winners will be personally contacted and announced on this page and on social media platforms. Winners will be asked to submit a photo for use on our website and/or social media outlets. Scholarship awards will be deposited directly to the recipient’s credit union account. The award is to provide financial assistance to the recipient in their pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree. The award money shall be used for the student’s tuition, fees, books, or other school fees. Recipients are responsible for taxes, if any, that may be assessed against their scholarship award. We recommend consulting your tax advisor or visiting the IRS website at irs.gov for more information. For tax purposes, we recommend to save your receipts for books, fees, or supplies for which the scholarship funds are used.

2023 Scholarship Winners

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2022 Scholarship Winners

Since we received so many wonderful applications, instead of having three winners, we have decided to reward four winners with a $1,000 scholarship each.

Scholarship winners 2022

2021 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners 2021

2020 Scholarship Winners

Scholarship winners 2020


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