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  • Writer's pictureKelsie Papenhausen

WYCUP Opens Annual Scholarships for Emerging Leaders

WYCUP offers two unique scholarship opportunities for emerging leaders in 2024

MADISON, Wis. — The World Young Credit Union Professional Network (WYCUP), a network of the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU), opened the annual WYCUP scholarship on November 6 for two exciting opportunities to advance leadership skills for emerging leaders in the credit union space during 2024.

The 2024 scholarship will award up to six (6) credit union professionals, who are 40 years of age and younger, the opportunity to choose between two all-expense paid education and networking events.

Up to three (3) scholars will join WYCUP at the Confederation of Caribbean Credit Unions Convention (CCCU) in St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean to discuss sustainable growth and development.

Up to three (3) scholars will join WYCUP at the World Credit Union Conference (WCUC) for joint WYCUP and Global Women’s Leadership Network (GWLN) events in Boston, MA, USA from July 21-24 to learn, network and engage with the largest gathering of credit union professionals in the world.

“I cannot thank the World Council of Credit Unions and the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Union’s staff enough for putting together this experience. The mix of both professional learning though the summit and then the hands-on emersion through the community visits made this experience feel like nothing was left out,” said Cooper Larson, the 2023 WYCUP scholar, who visited Sicredi Credit Union System in Brazil.

Along with the choice of two destination events, scholarship recipients will engage with their global peers during several virtual and in-person events throughout 2024 as WYCUP explores opportunities for greater collaboration on shared global credit union challenges.

Sponsorship and directed donation opportunities are now open for 2024. A huge thank you to our past WYCUP supporters: PSCU, Servus Credit Union, and TruStage.

The scholarship portal will close on December 15, 2023. Scholarship winners will be announced in January 2024. The WYCUP Network, which initiated in 2001 as a scholarship program, has awarded 111 scholarships from over 52 countries since its inception. WYCUP’s scholarship connects emerging leaders to a world of opportunity through their global network of credit unions and financial cooperatives.

To learn more about the WYCUP scholarships, please visit


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