Watch for an opportunity to receive a professional boost, thanks to an additional Foundation scholarship, coming this fall.
New this year, we're changing the name of the YP Scholarship to the Professional Development Scholarship and opening it up to additional applicants, regardless of age.
The scholarships defray the cost of a training or program offered by a credit union system partner, within award guidelines. Popular uses for the funds include CUNA Management School (and other CUNA schools) and the National Credit Union Foundation's Development Education (CU philosophy immersion) program. Separate scholarships will continue for CUNA Management School and the Development Education program.
The scholarships will continue to be awarded on the basis of need, impact of the program on the credit union, and the applicant's involvement in and commitment to the credit union Movement.
Two distinct awards will be considered, one of up to $2,000 for a Young Professional (age 35 and younger) and another for up to $2,000 for any full-time credit union employee regardless of age.
The application cycle opens September 15 and ends October 31.
Young Professionals have raved about how helpful the scholarships have been in helping them take on additional responsibilities and roles for their credit union, but those opportunities weren't available to other motivated individuals, until now.
Strong support from the Foundation's Annual Fund Donor Society last year put The Foundation in a position to expand who can apply. And support from this year's Donor Society will help keep that mojo working to advance our Movement through the skills of the best and brightest!
Professional development is a core component of The Foundation's mission.
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