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Scholarship Program for Credit Union Leaders 35 and Younger Accepting Applications Through June 3
Friday, May 17, 2013 6:00 AM

Enrollment for World Council's Young Credit Union People (WYCUP) scholarship program, an international networking and educational opportunity for credit union leaders age 35 and younger, is accepting nominations through Monday, June 3. The program and awards ceremony will take place at the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, July 14-17.

"We've heard from credit unions worldwide the need to build up the next generation of leaders," said Brian Branch, World Council president and CEO. "The WYCUP program is an excellent opportunity to expose upcoming leaders to a global perspective that they can apply in their communities."

Participants at this year's WYCUP program will hear from Shel Holtz, principal of Holtz Communication + Technology and expert in integrating technology into communications strategies. He will present on credit union branding through social media.

This year's WYCUP program agenda, specifically designed for young professionals participating in the conference, will include a combination of conference general sessions, education and networking opportunities with World Council's board of directors and Holtz.

The WYCUP program seeks individuals who have made significant contributions to their own credit union organizations and have the potential to make a larger impact. Credit unions and credit union organizations affiliated with World Council are encouraged to nominate young leaders to compete for the WYCUP scholarship. Nominees must: 1) be sponsored by their credit union or credit union organization to attend the 2013 World Credit Union Conference in Ottawa, Canada, in July; 2) be 35 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1, 2013; and 3) submit a completed nomination form to World Council with all the necessary supporting materials by June 3. Each WYCUP scholarship winner receives an all-expense-paid trip to the 2014 World Credit Union Conference in Australia.

World Council will recognize all WYCUP nominees in Ottawa, where they are invited to take part in events and networking sessions organized specifically for young leaders. Conference registrants age 35 and younger qualify for a registration discount, regardless of whether they compete for the scholarship. Conference attendees in this demographic who would like to participate in the WYCUP events in Ottawa are required to RSVP to Lili Tangwall at before June 14.

For more information on the WYCUP scholarship program, visit Visit to learn more about the 2013 World Credit Union Conference and to register for the event.