MADISON, Wis. (7/20/11)--Thirty scholarships to the Credit Union National Association's (CUNA) 2011 Community Credit Union & Growth Conference will be awarded through a partnership between CUNA and the CO-OP Financial Services. The conference will be Oct. 24-27 in San Francisco. This is the second year that CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring scholarships to the event. The conference will focus on how to turn growth-generating ideas into action plans. CUNA also will present the 2011 Community Credit Union of the Year Award during the event. "Through CO-OP Financial Services' generous sponsorship, we will be able to expand our diverse audience at this CUNA signature event," said Todd Spiczenski, vice president of CUNA's center for professional development. In explaining why CO-OP is sponsoring the attendance of 30 people again, Stan Hollen, president/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services, noted, "The conference offers a top-notch speaker line-up and highly relevant breakout sessions. Supporting participation at this event is a strong fit with our commitment to help credit unions prosper and bring innovative ideas into practice." To be considered for a scholarship to the CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, applicants must:
* Be a credit union employee or volunteer; * Be with a credit union that is affiliated with its league/CUNA during the program for which the scholarship funds are requested; and * Stay at the designated conference hotel.
Thirty scholarships will be awarded in full, with each valued up to $995. Scholarships are available regardless of charter type--recipients do not have to be from a community chartered credit union to obtain a scholarship. Applications are due Sept. 2. Recipients will be contacted by Sept. 15. To apply, or for more information about CUNA's 2011 Community CU & Growth Conference or the 2011 Community Credit Union of the Year Award, use the appropriate links.