A shout out to all the women holding it together for their families in this crazy world. Even before the pandemic, women were more likely than men to put their education and careers on hold to take care of their families.

...we found that mothers were much more likely than fathers to report experiencing significant career interruptions in order to attend to their families’ needs. (Pew Research)

With the pandemic disrupting family lives, kids out of school, and rampant unemployment, this dynamic just gets bigger.

COVID-19 disruptions will disproportionately affect the careers of female academics given that women, on average, take on more household and child-rearing duties than men. (Inside Higher Ed)

To help Michigan women who have taken this step for their families, LAFCU Credit Union has stepped up to offer three $1000 LCC scholarships.

The deadline for the 2020 Women Helping Educate Every Lady (W.H.E.E.L.) Scholarship Essay Contest is Friday, July 31. (LAFCU)

And all it takes is a one page essay about the career you want to pursue, your goals, your dreams, your inspirations and why now is the time.

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Applicants must live, work or attend church or school in Michigan, which is LAFCU’s geographic service area. They do not need to be LAFCU members. (LAFCU)

You can enter online or via snail mail. But don't move too slow. The deadline to enter you essay is quickly approaching.

To apply, visit www.lafcu.com/wheel. Submit the application online or mail it to LAFCU, 106 N. Marketplace Blvd., Lansing 48917

A one page essay could help to get you the funds you need to help you complete your education, get the job and career you want, and follow your dreams.