WYCUP scholarships available from World Council
World Council leaders awarded the 2017 WYCUP scholarships in Vienna. From left, World Council President/CEO Brian Branch with winners Brent Alexander, Australia; Marisa Marshall, Barbados; Cássia F.E. Salvalaggio, Brazil; Sheena Edwards, Trinidad and Tobago; João Vitor, Brazil; and Brian McCrory, World Council chair.

WYCUP scholarships available from World Council

February 15, 2018

The World Council of Credit Unions seeks nominations from its member organizations for the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for emerging credit union leaders.  

Nominations are due May 31.  

Scholarship awards and the WYCUP program will take place at the 2018 World Credit Union Conference, July 15-18 in Singapore.  

New this year, the diversity and inclusion conference track is dedicated to leveraging opportunities to promote professional development for young leaders. Up to five recipients will be awarded WYCUP scholarships for an all-expense-paid trip to the 2019 World Credit Union Conference. 

To be eligible for the scholarship, nominees must: 

  • Be 35 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2018; 
  • Demonstrate leadership, personal commitment and the potential to significantly influence credit unions or financial cooperatives in or outside their country; 
  • Be actively involved as an employee or volunteer with a credit union or other financial cooperative affiliated with World Council; and 
  • Be sponsored by their credit union, credit union organization or financial cooperative to attend the 2018 World Credit Union Conference.  

Conference registrants age 35 and younger qualify for a discounted registration fee and can participate in all sessions, regardless of whether or not they apply for the scholarship.