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Scholarship programs

CUNA Technology Council scholarship programs

CUNA Technology Council is pleased to offer a scholarship to a qualifying candidate interested in attending CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council and CUNA Technology Council Conference, October 4-7 in Denver.

Application deadline is August 28, 2023.

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 Technology Council scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must be a current member of the CUNA Technology Council or CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council.
  2. You need to submit an application that indicates why you are applying for a scholarship.
  3. Scholarship applications must be received by August 28, 2023.
  4. Only one scholarship per 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, submit the following:

  1. A maximum 200-word narrative demonstrating your financial need and commitment to the IT profession. The essay must also express technology's role in achieving the vision for your credit union and how your continuing professional development will contribute toward the achievement of this vision and fulfillment of your credit union's IT goals.
  2. A resume detailing your work experience and education, both formal and specialized. Please include any extracurricular activities (committees, chapter, league or community involvement) in which you are involved and awards (inside or outside the credit union industry) you have received.

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by September 8, 2023. If you have questions about the entry process, such as your login credentials, please contact us.