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WOCCU accepting nominations for young CU leaders
MADISON, Wis. (2/3/14)--The deadline for nominations to the World Council of Credit Unions' Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program is June 16.
 
Click to view larger image 2013 World Council of Credit Unions' Young Credit Union People winners included, from left, Benjamin Janzen, Canada; Eber Ostemberg, Brazil; Caroline Domanski, United Kingdom; Jenn Vandehaar, Canada; and Christopher Morris, United States. (Photo provided by World Council of Credit Unions)
The scholarship program is an international networking and educational opportunity for promising credit union leaders, said World Council. The program and awards ceremony will take place at the 2014 World Credit Union Conference in Gold Coast, Australia, July 27-30.
 
The program seeks individuals who have made significant contributions to their credit union organizations and have the potential to make a global credit union impact. Credit unions and credit union organizations affiliated with WOCCU can nominate young leaders to compete for the scholarship.
 
"Investing in young people means investing in your credit union's future," said Brian Branch, World Council president/CEO. "WYCUP provides an opportunity to strengthen movements worldwide by exposing this group to new ideas about the most critical issues facing credit unions in and outside their countries."
 
To be eligible, nominees must:
  • Be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend the conference in Australia;
  • Be 35 years or younger as of this past Jan. 1; and
  • Submit a completed nomination form with supporting materials to WOCCU by June 3.
WYCUP scholarships will be awarded to five recipients for an all-expense-paid trip to the 2015 World Credit Union Conference in Denver. Conference registrants age 40 and younger qualify for a discounted registration fee and can participate in the joint WYCUP/Emerging Leaders program with Customer Owned Banking Association in Australia, whether or not they apply for the scholarship.
 
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