Nominate Young Credit Union Leaders for WOCCU Scholarship
Application Deadline is June 2, 2006!
World Council of Credit Unions, Inc.
will award its sixth annual Young Credit Union
People (WYCUP) Scholarship to five young credit
union leaders at this year's annual conference
in Dublin, Ireland, from July 27-30, 2006. Join
WOCCU in supporting the future of the
international credit union movement by
nominating an employee or co-worker by June 2,
At the conference in Ireland, WYCUP nominees
will participate in events, such as a networking
session, organized specifically for them.
Scholarship winners will be announced during the
closing session of the conference and earn an
all-expense paid trip to the 2007 World Credit
Union Conference in Calgary, AB, Canada.
To be eligible for the WYCUP scholarship,
1) be 35 years of age or younger on January
2) be an active employee or volunteer with a
credit union or organization affiliated with the
international credit union system;
3) be personally committed and able to
nationally and internationally influence credit
4) be sponsored by their credit union or
union organization to attend the World Credit
Union Conference held in Dublin, Ireland, from
July 27-30, 2006;
5) submit a complete application form,
ish.pdf, with all necessary supporting
materials, to WOCCU no later than Friday, June
One of the 2005 WYCUP winners, Sandra
Sales, Marketing and Branch Operations Manager
for Powell River Credit Union in British
praised WOCCU's facilitation of the WYCUP
session at the conference, "I believe the
program is successful in terms of its objective
to mentor the next generation of leaders."
"The connections I made with other young
around the world, and the information I learned
at the conference sessions was invaluable,"
Phillips said. "But most importantly, it is my
new understanding of the impact and importance
of the International Credit Union system that I
have taken home with me."
For more information, visit WYCUP on-line at
contact Kimberly Johnston, firstname.lastname@example.org /
231-7904, for details.
World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.
World Council has implemented more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 103 countries serve 208 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.