Nominate Young Credit Union Leaders for WOCCU Scholarship

Application Deadline is June 4, 2007

May 24, 2007

2006 WYCUP winners with WOCCU President & CEO Pete Crear, Chairman Gary Plank and WYCUP Chair Grzegorz Bierecki at the closing ceremony in Dublin, Ireland

Madison, WI—World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) will award its seventh annual Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Scholarship to five credit union leaders under the age of 35 at this year’s World Credit Union Conference in Calgary, Canada, July 29-August 1, 2007. Join WOCCU in building the future of the international credit union system by nominating an employee or co- worker by June 4, 2007.

At networking sessions in Calgary, WYCUP nominees and conference participants under 35 will explore a case study to generate innovative approaches to pursuing membership growth. This year’s scholarship winners will be announced during the closing session of the conference and will earn an all-expense paid trip to the 2008 World Credit Union Conference in Hong Kong.

The WYCUP program has lasting impact on participants, as noted by Alison Carr, Vice- President Corporate Development, Point West Credit Union, and 2006 WYCUP winner.

2006 WYCUP nominees

"WYCUP embodies a diverse group of talented and passionate individuals from around the globe,” Carr recently commented. “To have the opportunity to meet, network and develop friendships with young leaders dedicated to the growth, success and sustainability of the worldwide credit union movement is inspiring. Words cannot express the meaning and impact this program has had on me personally."

To be eligible for the WYCUP scholarship, nominees must:

  1. Be 35 years of age or younger on January 1, 2007.
  2. Be actively involved either as an employee or volunteer with a credit union or credit union organization that is affiliated with the international credit union system.
  3. Attend the 2007 World Credit Union Conference and WYCUP networking sessions in Calgary, Canada, July 29-August 1, 2007. Registration and travel expenses must be paid by a sponsoring credit union or credit union organization.
  4. Demonstrate personal commitment and the ability to significantly influence credit union development in his/her country and within the international credit union system.
  5. Submit a complete application form with all necessary supporting materials no later than Monday, June 4, 2007.

For more information, visit WYCUP online at or contact Dave Grace, or (608) 395-2087, 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 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
Phone: (608) 395-2000