TBACU Study Abroad Scholarship

TBA Credit Union is now reviewing applications for our 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship. This scholarship program was launched in 2015 with the purpose to help fund a student’s study of foreign language and culture.


  • Application is open to high school and college students who are TBA Credit Union members, or have a parent or guardian that is a member.
  • Applicant must be attending class while abroad.
  • Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Complete applications include – proposed budget, personal essay, teacher letter of reference, a copy of the student’s school transcript, and a signed letter detailing the applicant’s acceptance into the study abroad program.
  • To allow for a range of students to benefit from the Study Abroad Scholarship, first consideration will be given to students who have not previously received the scholarship.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen based on the applicant’s overall merit as demonstrated in the application and accompanying documents. A scholarship panel will review all applications and select the scholarship recipient.

The application deadline for the 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship is currently closed. This year’s applications are currently in review, and the recipient will be announced by April 21, 2017. Please check back this summer for the 2018 application.


2016 Recipient: Harley Harrison

TBA Credit Union Study Abroad Scholarship 2016 Recipient

Harley Harrison Studying Abroad in Costa Rica

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel- Leelanau Chapter Scholarships

2016 Recipients: Casey Kahler & Whitney Chandler

MARSP Leelanau Chapter Scholarship Luncheon 2016

Pictured Left to Right: Darlene Garland, Casey Kahler, Whitney Chandler, Christie Dompierre

Grand Traverse Area Retired School Personnel Scholarships

TBA Credit Union offers a vocational scholarship through the GTARSP for $1,000 to graduating seniors who attend a public or parochial school within the boundary lines of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District.

Applicants must include a high school transcript (including first semester grades of senior year) and recommendations from a counselor, a staff member and a personal reference, in addition to the completed application. A personal interview will also be conducted.

Applications are due each year on the last day of February and are available through the counselor’s office of schools within the TBAISD District.

2016 Recipients: Samuel Shrift, Tristan Boomer, Nicole Jarvis, Megan Puckett, & Elizabeth Munoz (Not pictured below.)

TBA Credit Union & GTARSP Scholarship Program

Pictured Left to Right: Samuel Shrift, Tristan Boomer, Nicole Jarvis, Megan Puckett, Karen Browne

Grand Traverse Bay Area MEA Scholarships

This organization awards three $500 scholarships with the support of TBACU to graduating seniors in June. To be eligible, students must be children or grandchildren of members of the Michigan Education Association or MEA-Retired and reside in Antrim, Grand Traverse or Leelanau counties. Recipients are selected based on school achievements and activities, community service, and responses to essay questions.

The application deadline for the 2017 Grand Traverse Bay Area MEA Scholarship is currently closed. This year’s applications are currently in review, please check back for a photo of the winners.

TBA Credit Union Scholarship Fund

Northwestern-Michigan-College-green The TBA Credit Union Scholarship Fund is a $1,000 scholarship available to Northwestern Michigan College students. Applicants need to be TBACU members or relatives of members, have a 2.5 or above overall GPA, and a demonstrated record of volunteer service. Complete information is available here.

For more information on these scholarship programs, please contact the Marketing Department at 231.946.7090.