Each year, the CUNA Lending 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 Business Lending Roundtable  (February 7-8, 2017 in Tempe, AZ)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by January 6, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than January 16.
       
  • CUNA Consumer & Residential Mortgage Lending School  (March 27-30, 2017 in San Diego, CA)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by January 13, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than January 20.
       
  • CUNA Lending Compliance School  (this has been replaced with a compliance track at the above Consumer & Residential Mortgage Lending School)
     
  • CUNA Business Lending Certification School  (July 24-27, 2017 in Madison, WI)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by April 28, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than May 8.
       
  • CUNA Fair Lending Workshop  (August 23-24, 2017 in Orlando, FL)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by June 9, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than June 19.
       
  • CUNA Collections & Bankruptcy School  (September 18-21, 2017 in Tempe, AZ)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by July 21, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than July 31.
       
  • CUNA Lending Council Conference  (November 12-15, 2017 in Nashville, TN)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by October 2, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than October 13.

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 Lending Council Conference must stay at the hotel in which the conference takes place.

Each year, the CUNA Lending 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

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

  1. Credit union must be affiliated with CUNA.
  2. Credit union must demonstrate a financial need (see "Reasons for Request" on application form for additional information) by their credit union. Typical reasons could include lack of a travel and training budget, lack of earnings, a low capital ratio, or an extreme operational need that requires the credit union to get some help in a particular area. Please be thorough in your explanation - it might make the difference between you and your credit union being approved or declined.
  3. Full-time employees and volunteers from small credit unions under $250M are eligible. Credit Union of all sizes are eligible provided they can show the credit union has sufficient financial concerns.
  4. Two scholarships per credit union per year.
  5. One scholarship per person per year across all CUNA Councils.
  6. Recipients may receive a scholarship for two consecutive years, but must then wait at least one year before re-applying. Once a recipient has received three scholarships in total, future applications will only be considered once other applicants have been evaluated for the conference/school and are not guaranteed to be approved regardless of financial situation, need, or availability of funds.

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

With your completed application form, please include the following information:

  • What do you expect to learn from this course?
  • How will you apply/implement what you learn at your credit union?

Selection Criteria - A scholarship committee, led by Aaron Bresko of GTE Financial, 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 Chair:
Aaron Bresko
VP Consumer Loans
BECU
Telephone: (206) 439-5036
Email: aaron.bresko@becu.org

Scholarship Vice Chair:
Keith Troup
EVP/COO
Y-12 FCU
Telephone: (865) 481-4950 x495
Email: ktroup@y12fcu.org