Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
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January 13, 2023

Grow Financial Sponsors MLK Scholarship Program Benefiting High School Students

At Grow, we recognize the importance of empowering our young people to become the leaders of tomorrow. For the second year in a row, we’ve been able to sponsor the MLK Scholarship Program, provided by the Dr. Martin Luther King Parade Foundation, Inc. which sets aside a portion of proceeds each year to provide scholarships to deserving high school students.

About the MLK Scholarship Program

The MLK Scholarship Program benefits three college-bound students who have exhibited a commitment to both community service and academic excellence. The First-Generation College Student Award benefits a student who will be the first in their family to attend a college or university. The Most Improved Student Award honors a student who demonstrates significant improvement in their grades or behavioral history between their freshman and senior year of high school. Lastly, the Academic Excellence Award goes to the student with the highest verifiable GPA among all applicants.

Recipients were awarded their scholarships at the yearly MLK Parade Gala. The event’s theme for 2023 was Crossing Bridges to Achieve the Dream, a reminder that we need to bridge the divisions between us to move forward as a nation and community. Leaders of the Dr. Martin Luther King Parade Foundation, Inc., encouraged attendees of the gala to continue building those bridges in the same spirit of advocacy modeled by Dr. King. They said, “Dr. King’s teachings continue to serve as a guide for so much of what we can do to be a better nation. We will strive for the beloved community he spoke of — where friendship reigns.”

The MLK Scholarship Program highlights growth, character and opportunity for the youth in our communities. Congratulations to each scholarship recipient for your diligent work, and we wish you the very best in your college journey. Learn more about the MLK Scholarship Program.

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