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World Council Offers Young CU Professional Scholarships

World Council members encouraged to nominate young leaders

March 06, 2017

World Council leaders awarded the 2016 WYCUP winners in Belfast. Pictured above (from left): Brian McCrory, World Council 1st Vice Chair, Dan Burns, World Council Chair, Jinelle Schulere-Smart (Trinidad and Tobago), Pauline Scheils (Ireland), Aleksey Stepanov (Russia), Melanie Cleary (Ireland), Eric Tumwet (Kenya), Brian Branch, World Council president/CEO; and Manfred Dasenbrock, World Council Secretary.

MADISON, Wis. — World Council of Credit Unions seeks nominations from its member organizations for the World Council Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for promising credit union leaders. Nominations are due May 26, 2017. Scholarship awards and the WYCUP program for young professionals will take place at the 2017 World Credit Union Conference in Vienna, Austria, July 23–26, 2017.

"WYCUP connects, equips and champions young credit union leaders so that they can grow our global movement for years to come," said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO.

To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must:

  • Be 35 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2017.
  • Demonstrate leadership, personal commitment and the potential to significantly influence credit unions in and outside their country.
  • Be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend the 2017 World Credit Union Conference. World Council members include organizations affiliated with any national organization belonging to World Council.
  • Submit a completed nomination form and supporting materials by May 26.
  • Not have been a previous WYCUP scholarship recipient.
  • Not be a World Council employee.

WYCUP scholarships will be awarded to five recipients for an all-expense-paid trip to the 2018 World Credit Union Conference. Conference registrants age 35 and younger qualify for a discounted registration fee and can participate in the WYCUP events in Vienna, regardless of whether or not they apply for the scholarship.

For more information on the WYCUP scholarship program, download the WYCUP nomination criteria or visit www.woccu.org/networking_education/wycup.

Learn more about the World Credit Union Conference at www.wcucVienna2017.org. 


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, 60,500 credit unions in 109 countries serve 223 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.




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 231,000,000 people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at www.woccu.org.

 


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