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Lending Council Scholarship Program

Lending Council Scholarship Program

Scholarships can be applied to the following programs:

  • CUNA Consumer & Residential Mortgage Lending School  (April 25-28, 2016 in San Antonio, TX)
    • A Lending Compliance track has been added to this school to replace CUNA Lending Compliance School in 2016.
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by January 29, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than February 12.
       
  • CUNA Lending Compliance School (this has been replaced in 2016 with a compliance track at the above Lending School)
     
  • CUNA Business Lending Certification School (July 18-22, 2016 in Madison, WI)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by April 22, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than May 6.
       
  • CUNA Fair Lending Workshop (August 15-16, 2016 in Denver, CO)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by June 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than June 10.
       
  • CUNA Collections & Bankruptcy School (September 12-15, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by June 10, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than June 24.
       
  • CUNA Lending Council Conference  (October 30-November 2 in Las Vegas, NV)
    • Applications and supporting documents must be received by September 2, 2016. Applicants will be notified of their application status no later than September 16.

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 $75M 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
EVP/CLO
GTE Financial
Telephone: (813) 414-6205
Email: aaron.bresko@gtefinancial.org

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

Scholarship Fund Details and Donors

The leadership of the CUNA Lending Council firmly believes that it’s in the best interest of the industry as a whole to ensure that those in the lending function have the resources and expertise to succeed. That’s why in 1998 the Council began providing scholarships to individuals that might not otherwise be able to afford schools, institutes and conferences that are focused on credit union lending practices.