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Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation

Selection Criteria

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of:
  • Need
  • Impact of the program on the credit union
  • Applicant's involvement in and commitment to the credit union movement

Professional Development Scholarships

Learn the skills you need by applying this scholarship toward a credit union system program of your choosing, within the award guidelines.

Consideration will be given for at least two distinct awards of up to $2,000 each, one to a Young Professional and another to any other eligible applicant regardless of age, for at least $4,000 during the scholarship cycle.

Acceptable programs are sponsored by one of the following:

  • Wisconsin Credit Union League
  • CUNA
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • Filene Research Institute
  • National Credit Union Foundation
  • World Council of Credit Unions

Applications are accepted between September 15 and October 31. Winners will be notified by November 15.

Development Education (DE) Program Scholarship

Learn to improve members' lives and communities through this philosophy immersion experience. The program explores the principles shared by all cooperatives and challenges participants to apply this perspective to issues affecting members and local quality of life. 

Whether you’re new to the movement or a seasoned executive, the DE program shapes an appreciation for credit unions' unique member-ownership and its potential to impact the vitality of communities, economies and nations. For young professionals it can be the eye-opener that seals a career with credit unions. 

The program, offered by the National Credit Union Foundation, bestows on graduates the certification of Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE).
Applications are accepted between March 15 - April 30. Winners will be notified by May 15.

CUNA Management School Scholarship

Become a more dynamic and effective manager and leader through the credit union movement's longest-running professional development program. CUNA Management School convenes students for two weeks of learning every July over three successive summers in Madison. Engage in an in-depth analysis of your credit union and its potential for member and community service. 

Topics that prepare students for increased responsibility include: 
  • Lending practices
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Enterprise risk management
  • Employment law
  • Economic challenges
  • Crisis management
  • Internal controls
  • Financial statement reporting
Graduates receive the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE).
Applications are accepted between January 15 - February 28. Winners will be notified by March 31.

Upcoming Opportunities

Sep 15-Oct 31: Emerging Markets Grant
Sep 15-Oct 31: Professional Dev. Scholarships
Buy in Sep-Nov, Win in Dec: Ca$h Calendars
Jan 15-Feb 28: CUNA Mgmt School Scholarship
Mar 15-Apr 30: DE Scholarship
May 15-Jun 30: CU Development Grant
May 15-Jun 30: REAL Solutions Grant
Aug 28: League Invitational