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Scholarship programs

CUNA Lending Council scholarship programs

Each year, 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:

Applications and supporting documents must be received by October 23, 2020.

Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,500 and can be used for combined expenses relating to qualified programs. Scholarships will be approved prior to the event but reimbursed after proof of attendance and receipts for out-of-pocket expenses are provided. For face-to-face conferences, the recipient must stay at the hotel in which the event takes place.

To be eligible for a CUNA Finance Council scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Your credit union must demonstrate a financial need, as determined by the selection committee.
  2. You must be a member of CUNA Lending Council.
  3. You must be a full-time employee of your credit union.

Requests must be for qualifying programs and events.

You can receive one CUNA scholarship per calendar year across all CUNA Councils. Maximum scholarship per calendar year cannot exceed two scholarships or $2,500 per credit union. 

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 and are not guaranteed to be approved regardless of financial situation, need or availability of funds.

The application form must be completed and submitted online following the steps below:

  1. Register an account here
  2. Create your application
  3. Upload corresponding digital files
  4. Submit your application

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?

Please provide a copy of your credit union’s Financial Performance Report in PDF format from the NCUA site (see instructions below). 

  • Visit the NCUA site
  • Click Analysis and select Research a Credit Union
  • Search by charter number or Credit Union Name (you can use various filters to narrow search results)
  • Once Credit Union is located, select view
  • From left margin, select Request FPR (located under Financial Performance Report)
  • Select 3rd bullet “I want to view a 2-page FPR summary for one credit union online” and hit OK
  • Select most recent report cycle and “Ratio Analysis”
  • The desired report will be displayed

The Scholarship Committee 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 us.