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WOCCU seeks young CU leaders for internat'l scholarships
MADISON, Wis. (2/8/13)--
At the presentation of the 2012 World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarships were, from left: WOCCU Chair Manuel Raines;  WYCUP recipients Miriam De Dios (U.S.), Edyta Grzybowska (Poland), Brian Aalbers (Canada), Wesley Diniz Alves (Brazil) and Maire Doyle (Ireland); WOCCU President/CEO Brian Branch; and WOCCU Director and Awards Committee Chair Ron Hance. (Photo provided by the World Council of Credit Unions)
The deadline for nominations to the World Council of Credit Unions' (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program is June 3.

The scholarship program is an international networking and educational opportunity for promising credit union leaders, said WOCCU. The program and awards ceremony will take place at the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14-17.

"Outstanding young leaders are critical to the future success of the international credit union movement," said Brian Branch, WOCCU president/CEO. "WYCUP is an excellent opportunity to broaden the horizons and expand the depth of industry knowledge among this group of credit union professionals."

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.

To be eligible, nominees must:

  • Be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend the conference in Ottawa;
  • Be 35 years or younger as of this past Jan. 1; and
  • Submit a completed nomination form to WOCCU with supporting materials by June 3.
Five young leaders will receive WYCUP scholarships at the Ottawa conference for an all-expense-paid trip to the 2014 World Credit Union Conference in Australia.  All nominees will receive recognition in Ottawa, where they can participate in events and networking sessions organized specifically for young leaders.  Conference registrants age 35 or younger also qualify for a discounted registration fee, regardless of whether they compete for the scholarship.

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