WYCUP Scholarship Deadline Extended!

Deadline Extended to Friday, June 24, 2005

May 16, 2005

Phone: (608) 395-2000

Madison, WI – To allow all interested credit union organizations time to submit their nominations, World Council of Credit Unions, Inc. (WOCCU) has extended its deadline to submit completed application materials for the WOCCU Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) Scholarship Program to Friday, June 24, 2005.

At WOCCU's World Credit Union Conference, five young credit union leader aged 35 years of age and younger from around the globe will receive scholarships to attend the 2005 World Credit Union Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The WYCUP scholarship program seeks young professionals and volunteers who demonstrate a personal commitment and potential to further professional development, along with an ability to influence credit union development in his or her home country.

World Council strongly supports participation in WYCUP from credit union movements around the world and has discounted early-bird conference registration fees for young professionals by US$150. WOCCU encourages both interested young professionals to secure nominations and credit union organizations to consider nominating qualified young professionals.

For nomination forms and further information on judging criteria and the selection process, please visit the WYCUP section of WOCCU's website. Any additional inquiries can be addressed to Bryn Olsen.

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