MADISON, Wis.—For the first time in the history of the World Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) Scholarship Program, recipients can choose between two all-expenses-paid education and networking events hosted on different continents.
WYCUP scholarships will be awarded to credit union professionals 40 and under who recognize the potential of credit unions to make the world a better place.
The WYCUP scholarship includes airfare, hotel and registration fees to attend one of the following events:
- The Sicredi Youth Summit, April 15-22 in Iguazu, Brazil, or
- The WYCUP Global Youth Summit and the World Conference of Credit Unions 2023July 21-27 in Vancouver, Canada.
The Sicredi Youth Summit will bring together representatives of an inspiring youth empowerment initiative in one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Iguazu Falls. The power of collaboration is evident throughout Brazil’s Sicredi credit union system, which connects more than 100 credit unions under a shared brand and technology platform. Fellows will experience the impact of community engagement and product innovation made possible through this unique model of cooperation.
The World Conference of Credit Unions (WCUC) 2023, co-hosted by the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA), will feature renowned speakers and more than 30 training sessions focused on solving global challenges for credit unions. . And new for 2023, WCUC will also present the first-ever WYCUP Global Youth Summit, designed to allow Fellows to be at the center of our global movement and build new relationships with their international peers over five full days of learning, networking and exchanges.
“The future of the global credit union movement rests on our ability to engage with young people. Our success as a sustainable, forward-looking movement depends on emerging young leaders, and WYCUP is raising the voices of young people to ensure they are part of the solution to help us meet global challenges through the model cooperative,” said Elissa McCarter LaBorde. , President and CEO of WOCCU.
A year of opportunities
Along with choosing destination events, fellows will be able to engage with peers around the world at other virtual and in-person events throughout the year as WYCUP explores opportunities for greater collaboration on challenges. global shared credit unions.
“Receiving the 2021 WYCUP scholarship has opened both personal and professional doors for me that I never knew existed,” said Sara Maharajh, Business Relations Manager for CCUA. “Our network of passionate, like-minded young professionals strengthens our movement, one connection at a time, and without borders! »
Young Credit Union Professionals interested in applying for the WYCUP Fellowship 2022 can download an application form here.
WYCUP – the World Council’s Young Professionals Credit Union Program – empowers emerging leaders with a global perspective to be part of the solution. Join us and enrich career paths through financial cooperatives everywhere. www.wycup.org.
The World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development platform for credit unions. The World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to affordable, high-quality financial services. The Global Council represents the interests of the global credit union system with international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen the financial performance of credit unions and increase their reach.
The World Council has implemented more than 300 technical assistance programs in 90 countries. Worldwide, 87,914 credit unions in 118 countries serve 393 million people. To learn more about the impact of the World Council around the world, visit www.woccu.org.