October 30, 2018

Team One Credit Union – Earnest “Ernie” Burnell Scholarship

Team One Credit Union established the Earnest “Ernie” Burnell Scholarship in 2018 in memory of Ernie Burnell. Ernie was a member of Team One Credit Union for over 35 years and served on Team One’s Board of Directors from 1999-2018. He began his career in 1965 in Buena Vista as a teacher and retired in 1997 as a school administrator with Saginaw Public Schools. Mr. Burnell was very active in the community, was a lifelong learner, and a strong advocate for teachers and students.  


  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • Applicant must be a current member of Team One Credit Union
  • Applicant must reside within the same county that their Team One Credit Union membership is registered in.
  • Check the listing of qualifying Michigan counties or cities here: 
  • High school senior
  • Pursuing an undergraduate, academic degree
  • Full-time enrollment

Evaluation Criteria

  • Financial need (25)
  • Scholastic record (15)
  • Essay (15)
  • Community activities and honors (15)
  • Recommendations (10)
  • Citizenship (10) 

Membership Requirements

Please refer to the online scholarship application for more information