Lake Michigan Credit Union Announces 2018-19 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 22, 2018) – Established in 1990 by Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU), the annual Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest provides local high school seniors with the opportunity to win one of fifteen $2,000 college scholarships. This scholarship program honors the legacy of LMCU founder, Lloyd F. Hutt, and his lifelong commitment to education and community involvement.

This year’s essay topic:
“But we've always done it that way.” Name something you'd change and why.

Applicants are required to write an original 750-1,500 word essay exploring the topic. Essays will be evaluated by a panel of independent judges, with the greatest emphasis placed on passion for the topic, creativity, clarity and originality.

Since 1991, the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship has provided over $361,500 in scholarship dollars to local high school seniors. Last year, 1,070 essays were received for consideration.

Who’s eligible?
All applicants must be a resident of Michigan or Florida, or a member of Lake Michigan Credit Union, or the child of a Lake Michigan Credit Union member (except for LMCU employees, children of LMCU employees, directors or officers). All applicants must be high school seniors (includes home school students) and plan to enter a trade school, college or university in the next academic year.

Interested high school seniors must complete an application online at Winners will be announced in LMCU’s May 2019 newsletter and online at

Deadline for entries: January 31, 2019

Lake Michigan Credit Union is proud to support area students in their pursuit of academic and real-world success.

Lake Michigan Credit Union is the largest credit union in West Michigan, and the second largest in the state. Employing a staff of over 1,200, LMCU’s assets exceed $5.9 billion, with a mortgage serviced portfolio of over $10 billion and over 410,000 members. LMCU has 53 convenient branch locations overall, including ten in 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, investments and commercial banking.