Each year, the CUNA Finance Council offers scholarships to eligible credit union staff.  The Scholarship Committee will award recipients based on specific scholarship criteria.

Scholarship Options:

Scholarships can be applied to the following programs:

  • CUNA Financial Management School  (April 20-23, 2020 in Dallas, TX)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 7. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than February 17.
       
  • CUNA Enterprise Risk Management Certification School  (April 27-29 in Clearwater, FL) 
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by February 14. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than February 24.
       
  • CUNA Finance Council Conference  (May 17-20, 2020 in Anaheim, CA)  
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by April 10. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than April 20.
       
  • CUNA Investment Certification School  (August 10-14, 2020 in Chicago, IL)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by May 29. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than June 8.
       

Scholarship Information:

Scholarships will be approved prior to attendance of the school, but reimbursed after proof of attendance is provided.

Scholarship recipients of the CUNA Finance Council Conference must stay at the hotel in which the conference takes place.

Each year, the CUNA Finance Council offers scholarships to eligible credit union staff, up to $2,500, and can be used toward combined expenses. The Scholarship subcommittee of the Membership Committee will award scholarships based on certain criteria.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be considered as a potential scholarship recipient, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Credit union must demonstrate need (as determined by selection committee).
  2. Applicant must be a member of the CUNA Finance Council.
  3. Requests must be for the CUNA Finance Council Conference or approved CPD schools.
  4. Must be a full-time employee of your credit union.
  5. Maximum scholarship per year cannot exceed $2,500 per credit union.
  6. Must be from an affiliated credit union.

Application Procedures:

How to Enter
The application form must be completed and submitted online. The steps below outline exactly how to enter.

  1. Register an Account
  2. Create Your Application
  3. Upload Digital Files
  4. Submit Application

LOGIN – to begin entry process

Please include all of the following with your completed application form. Applications submitted without this attachment will be ineligible.

  • Copy of your credit union’s most recent quarterly financial statement.

Selection Criteria - A scholarship committee, led by Steve Arbaugh, SECU, will select the recipients based on reasons stated on the application form. All decisions are final.

If you have questions about the entry process such as your login credentials, please contact CUNA Councils at 1-800-356-9655, ext. 4176 or scholarships@cuna.coop.

Scholarship Committee:

Steve Arbaugh, CFO
SECU
Telephone: 410-487-7003
Email: steve.arbaugh@secumd.com

Ashlee Micale, CFO/EVP
San Diego County CU
Telephone: 858-597-8606
Email: amicale@sdccu.com