LANSING — LAFCU has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to two college-bound high school seniors through the credit union’s 2019 Write to Educate Essay Contest.
Daisy Manzer, of DeWitt, and Julia Pate, of Lapeer, won based on their one-page essays about diversity. For the community component of the contest, Manzer and Pate are each directing a $500 donation from LAFCU, a total of $1,000, to Haven House. The East Lansing nonprofit provides emergency housing and support services for one- and two-parent families with children.
The essay contest provides two $2,500 college scholarships to high school seniors and asks each winner to select a charity to receive a $500 LAFCU donation.
Daisy Manzer, daughter of Brandon Manzer, will study business at Lansing Community College, Lansing, with plans to own her own business.
Julia Pate, daughter of Patrick and Kathy Pate, will pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Baker College’s Owosso campus.