MADISON, Wis. (5/9/08)--The deadline for the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) Scholarship program is June 2. Applicants must submit their completed nomination materials by the deadline. Scholarship winners qualify for an all-expenses-paid trip to WOCCU’s 2009 World Credit Union Conference in Barcelona, Spain. WOCCU said the organization is committed to ensuring the future sustainability of the international credit union system by recognizing and promoting its next generation of leaders. The WYCUP Scholarship Program seeks individuals 35 years of age or younger who already 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 member credit unions and organizations can nominate their candidates to compete for the WYCUP Scholarship. 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 in Hong Kong in July; * Be 35 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2008; and * Submit a completed nomination form and supporting materials to WOCCU by June 2.
The WOCCU scholarship will be awarded to five recipients at the 2008 conference in Hong Kong. WYCUP nominees will be recognized formally in Hong Kong. They will be invited to take part in events, including a networking session organized specifically for those who are 35 years of age and younger. They also qualify for a discounted registration fee.