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WOCCU accepting WYCUP scholarship nominations
MADISON, Wis. (1/26/12)--The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is accepting nominations for the 2012 WOCCU Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program. The deadline for nominations is June 1. Scholarships will be presented at the World Credit Union Conference in Gdańsk, Poland, in July.

World Council of Credit Unions Chair Manuel Rabines, Peru (far left); and Director and Awards Committee Chair Ron Hance, U.S. (far right); presented the 2011 WYCUP scholarships in Glasgow, Scotland, to recipients (second from left) Edel McKenna, Ireland; Michelle Coehlo, Australia; Marcy Lovberg, Canada; Tracia Pounder, Barbados; and Yola Charles, Trinidad & Tobago. (Photo provided by the World Council of Credit Unions)
The WYCUP program seeks individuals who have already made significant contributions to the development of their own credit unions or regional or national credit union systems and have demonstrated the potential to employ their talents at the international level. WOCCU encouraged its member credit unions and credit union organizations to nominate young leaders to compete for a WYCUP scholarship.

"The hallmark of any profession is its willingness to prepare its future leadership," said Brian Branch, WOCCU president/CEO. "The WYCUP scholarship program cultivates and supports the leadership credit unions will need on a global basis in the years to come."

To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must:

  • Be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend the 2012 World Credit Union Conference in Gdańsk, Poland, in July;
  • Be 35 years of age or under as of Jan. 1, 2012; and
  • Submit a completed nomination form to WOCCU with all the necessary supporting materials by June 1.
WYCUP scholarships--all-expense-paid trips to the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada--will be awarded to five recipients at the 2012 conference in Gdańsk. All WYCUP nominees will be formally recognized in Gdańsk and invited to take part in events and networking sessions at the conference specifically for participants age 35 and under. Conference registrants in this age bracket also qualify for a discounted registration fee, regardless of whether they compete for the scholarship.

For more information on the WYCUP scholarship program, use the link. For questions about WYCUP, contact Liliana Tangwall at ltangwall@woccu.org or 608-395-2043.

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