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Scholarship Winners


Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 WYCUP scholarship!

The following outstanding young professionals were awarded by an international committee an all-expense-paid
attendance of the 2017 World Credit Union Conference in Austria.

Alexey Stepanov, Chairman, Consumer's Credit Cooperative Teachers Credit Union, Russia

"It was a pleasure to join the big family of like-minded people that develop credit unions around the world. New friends, new faces. Proud to be able to compete and represent the credit co-operatives of Russia."

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Eric Tumwet, Director, Kenya Police Sacco, Kenya

"WYCUP was a defining experience in my life as a credit union member and leader. The knowledge and expertise I gained in the sessions were a solid foundation for my future prospects in the movement."

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Jinelle Schulere-Smart, Secretary, COPOS Credit Union Co-operative Society Limited, Trinidad & Tobago

"Eternally grateful to have been a part of such an amazing group of young people sharing common interest and having similar passion for the credit union movement. I have learnt so much and made so many awesome friends."

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Melanie Cleary, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Dundrum Credit Union, Ireland

"It was a great honor and a privilege to work with such an illustrious and talented group of credit union leaders. I am looking forward to being an ambassador for young credit union professionals around the globe while advocating for progression within the movement. I would highly recommend getting involved with the WYCUP program."

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Pauline Sheils, Mullingar Credit Union, Ireland

"It was a great honor to take part in the WYCUP Program this year and an experience I will never forget! I came away from the conference feeling enthusiastic, empowered and confident that I could go back to my own Credit Union and implement some of the ideas I had picked up from my peers from all across the world."

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Previous Recipients of the WYCUP Scholarship


  • Henrique D'Azevedo Canal, Brazil
  • Jae Kim, Canada
  • Leandro Hendges, Brazil
  • Lisa Totaro, United States
  • Stephanie Sievers, United States
  • Tanya Brown, Jamaica


  • Emma Avery, Australia
  • Robin Blythe, Canada
  • Carlos Gustavo Alves Ferreira, Brazil
  • Paul Norgrove, United Kingdom
  • Oleg Vakhrushev, Russia


  • Caroline Domanski, United Kingdom
  • Benjamin Janzen, Canada
  • Christopher Morris, United States
  • Eber Ostemberg, Brazil
  • Jenn Vandehaar, Canada


  • Brian Aalbers, Canada
  • Wesley Diniz Alves, Brazil
  • Maire Doyle, Ireland
  • Miriam De Dios, United States
  • Edyta Grzybowska, Poland


  • Yola Charles, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Michelle Coelho, Australia
  • Marcy Lovberg, Canada
  • Edel McKenna, Ireland
  • Tracia Pounder, Barbados


  • Scott Daukas, United States
  • Carol Karugu, Kenya
  • Melia Keller,United States
  • Orla O'Shea, Ireland
  • Cas Scott, Australia


  • Julie Ferguson, Ireland
  • Ross Lanbrick, Australia
  • Carolyne Luvembe, Kenya
  • Jeff Rout, Canada
  • Amy Stanton, United States


  • Joe Agro, Canada
  • Anna Corona, United States
  • Nicholas May, Australia
  • Rachel Milan, Canada
  • Rafal Sokolowski, Poland


  • Elizabeth V. Randall, United States
  • Izabela Rutkowska, Poland
  • Ryan Visscher, Canada
  • Stacey Walker, United States
  • Eleonora Zgonjanin Petrovik, Macedonia


  • Tom Atkins, Canada
  • Alison Carr, United States
  • Anne-Marie Coffey, Ireland
  • Darcy Mykytyshyn, Canada
  • Shoba Gunasekaran, Singapore


  • Sherri Fogwill, Canada
  • Tina Hall, United States
  • Karla Herrera, Guatemala
  • Michael Mack, Australia
  • Sandra Phillips, Canada


  • Glenn Bolger, Canada
  • Catherine Coffey, Ireland
  • Hillary Jalafi, Malawi
  • Dorwin Manzano, Trinidad
  • Irwing Pinares-Silva, Peru


  • Justine Conley, Australia
  • Jeanne Kim, United States
  • Jan Knowles, Bahamas
  • Malcolm Stoffman, Canada
  • Katarzyna Uniwersal, Poland


  • Rod Ashley, United Kingdom
  • John Klassen, Canada
  • Skott Pope, United States
  • Maurice Wright, Jamaica
  • Amy Penick, United States


  • Mary Baxter, United States
  • Grzegorz Buckowski, Poland
  • Bradford Caldwell, United States
  • Lana Catalano, Canada
  • Andrew Leys, New Zealand

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