Eight young credit union professionals from four different continents each received a World Young Credit Union Professionals’ (WYCUP) Scholarship Thursday that includes an all-expense paid trip to credit union events in either Brazil or Canada.
“It’s exciting to see the WYCUP network expand around the world and provide new opportunities for these scholars to engage internationally,” said Thom Belekevich, WYCUP director. “With nearly 80 nominees from six continents, it was a challenge selecting among so many deserving candidates. Our efforts at WYCUP in the coming year will rely heavily upon these eight inspiring, emerging leaders to help grow the network and expand opportunities for other young professionals.”
The 2023 WYCUP Scholarships were presented to:
For the first time in 2023, WYCUP offered scholars a choice of attending world-class credit union events in one of two locations:
Five of the 2023 WYCUP Scholars will travel to Brazil, while three will head to Vancouver.
The WYCUP Scholarship program is open to nominees who are 40 years of age or younger, have made significant contributions to their credit union or financial cooperative system and have the potential to make a global credit union impact. The WYCUP program has awarded more than 100 scholarships since 2001.