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LMCU Announces 2023-24 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

LMCU Announces 2023-24 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

LMCU Announces 2023-24 Hutt Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

Grand Rapids, MI. (April 11, 2024) – Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of this year’s Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest.

Established in 1990, the annual Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship essay contest provides 20 local high school seniors each with a $2,000 college scholarship. 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 was:

“LMCU is celebrating its 90th birthday. What would you like to see celebrated by the time you’re 90?”

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

Since 1990, the Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship has provided over $580,000 in scholarship dollars to 332 local high school seniors. This year, there were 902 essays submitted.

The 2023-24 Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship recipients are:

Lauren Borsenik, Hemlock High School

Norah Craig, St. Petersburg High School

Avery Davis, Otsego High School

Olivia Glisson, Grand Rapids Christian High School

Jaydon Gritters, Covenant Christian High School

Gideon Huisman, Unity Christian High School

Natalie Legg, Holland High School

Alex Mochel, Forest Hills Northern High School

Jia Niemeyer, Forest Hills Central High School

Serena O’Brien, Community High School

Elle Pierre, Bloomfield Hills High School

Payden Pittman, Grand Haven High School

Carly Sampson, Rockford High School

Anne Scott, Bridgman High School

Emma Snyder, Dwight D. Eisenhower High School

Andre Stoll, Forest Hills Eastern High School

Jane Tacoma, Hudsonville High School

Quinn Tolsma, Hudsonville High School

Anya VanSweden, City High Middle School

Emma VanTongeren, Forest Hills Central High School

LMCU Vice President of Community Relations, Matt Cook, congratulated this year’s winners. “With so many great essays, narrowing it down to only 20 was not an easy decision,” Cook said. “These essays gave us a look at the futures that our youth envision for themselves, and they were so exciting to read. We are thrilled to support these scholars in their pursuit of higher education.”

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 1,650 and serving nearly 600,000 members, LMCU's assets exceed $13 billion, with over $16 billion in portfolio and serviced mortgages. LMCU has 70 convenient branch locations, including 21 across the Tampa Bay area 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, business banking, investments, and insurance.

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