William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship

The William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship is named after current MSGCU Board Chairman, William Cayen, who has a passion helping students achieve their dreams and follow their passions. William Cayen has served on the MSGCU Board for more than 50 years. He retired from public education after serving 35 years as a teacher, counselor, and high school principal. The William Cayen Skilled Trades Scholarship was established in 2019 to help offset the cost of a certificate program in carpentry, electrical, construction, HVAC, machining, or other industrial skilled trades, which are in high demand here in Michigan.

Recipients will be selected based on a number of criteria, a minimum GPA of 2.5, answers to three short questions, and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, instructor, or administrator. Four (4) one-time $2,500 scholarships are offered in 2022.

MSGCU membership is required if selected as a scholarship recipient. You are eligible to become an MSGCU member if you reside, work, attend school, or worship in Michigan. Joining is easy! If you're 18 or over, simply join online. You can also visit one of our branches and bring the following information: an initial savings deposit of $5 or more; a government-issued valid picture ID; and your social security number.