MADISON, Wis. (1/10/08)--The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) is seeking nominations for two awards programs--the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) and the WOCCU Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Scholarship Program. The DSA is presented to individuals and institutions that have offered exemplary service to the credit union movement and its practices. Nominations must be made by a WOCCU member organization and are due May 1. The DSA award will be presented at the World Credit Union Conference in Hong Kong July 13-16. The WYCUP scholarship seeks individuals who have made significant contributions to the development of their own credit unions, regional or national credit union systems, and who have demonstrated the potential to employ their talents at the international level. WOCCU is encouraging its credit unions and credit union organizations to nominate credit union leaders. To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend WOCCU’s 2008 World Credit Union Conference; be 35 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1; and submit a completed nomination form to WOCCU by June 2. The scholarship consists of an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2009 World Credit Union Conference. It will be awarded to five recipients at the 2008 conference. The top two winners also will be able to visit a WOCCU project as part of a Cooperative Learning Tour development program. For more information, use the links.