Scholarship Winners 2016

In 2016, Michigan First Credit Union awarded $85,000 in scholarships to 40 Michigan high school and college students.

High School Winners

The high school program offers one-time, non-renewable $10,000, $5,000, and $3,000 scholarships to graduating seniors to help pay for college in the fall. Students could either enter by submitting a video or essay.

Top Winners – High School Video Category

Jashan Kishore – $10,000
Justin Woods – $5,000
Debra Turnboe – $3,000

Top Winners – High School Essay Category

Olivia Holt – $10,000
Djimon Clark – $5,000
Sabrina Fergerson – $3,000

An additional 31 $1,000 scholarships were awarded to other deserving applicants.


To continue its commitment and expand its reach to assist current college students with their educational pursuits, the Michigan First Foundation created a college scholarship program through the Young & Free Michigan College Scholarship Contest. Top Scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $3,000 are awarded each year.

  • Applicants submit videos, which were then voted on by the public.
  • The top ten vote getters move on to the judging phase.


Top Winners – Video Category

Alona Morachevska – $10,000
Daijah Hills – $5,000
Chloe Keene – $3,000