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Wildfire Credit Union Launches the LAUNCH Scholarship

News Release Date: Feb 16, 2020

Saginaw, MI - Wildfire Credit Union recently launched the LAUNCH Scholarship! Applicants could win one of five $1,000 scholarships, which can be applied to college tuition, trade school tuition, or vocational or technical school tuition, as long as the institution is within the state of Michigan. 

“Winning scholarship money is great, but doing so without having to meet word counts and double-digit page requirements is even better," said Tim Benecke, President and CEO of Wildfire Credit Union. "That’s why we’ve launched the Launched Scholarship, where students could win $1,000 with a thirty second video on 'What People Helping People Means to Me'”.

Applications are now available online at, and must be completed by April 30, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. Applicants must be a Wildfire Credit Union member for minimally one year, and in good standing to be eligible.  Applicants will need to include an acceptance letter to the institution they are choosing to attend, and a recent transcript showing a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Applicants will be required to create a thirty second video of “What People Helping People Means to Me,” upload it to YouTube, and then email the link to  Funds will be sent directly to the recipient’s chosen institution.

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Michelle LeBlanc
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Wildfire Credit Union, a member-owned financial cooperative, has a community charter.  Membership is open for anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the state of Michigan. More information is available on all Wildfire Credit Union’s products and services at