WOCCU Extends WYCUP Scholarship Deadline

Now accepting nominations until June 22

June 20, 2011

MADISON, Wis. — The deadline for World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program has been extended to Wednesday, June 22. All winners qualify for an all-expense-paid trip to WOCCU's 2012 World Credit Union Conference in Gdańsk, Poland.

To be eligible for one of five WYCUP scholarships, nominees must: 1) submit a completed nomination form with all necessary supporting materials by June 22, 2011; 2) be 35 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2011; and 3) attend WOCCU's 2011 World Credit Union Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, July 24-27, when winners will be announced.

WOCCU is committed to ensuring the future sustainability of the international credit union system by recognizing and promoting its next generation of leaders. The WYCUP scholarship program seeks individuals 35 years of age or younger who have already made significant contributions to the development of their own credit unions, regional or national credit union systems and have demonstrated the potential to employ their unique talents at the international level.

All nominees will be formally recognized in during this year's World Credit Union Conference and are invited to take part in events organized specifically for attendees 35 years of age and younger. Registrants within this age group also qualify for a discounted registration fee regardless of whether or not they compete for the scholarship.

For more information on the WYCUP scholarship program or to download a nomination form, visit or contact Liliana Tangwall at or +1-608-395-2043.

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 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at

Organization: World Council of Credit Unions
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