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Scholarships

The CUNA Technology Council is pleased to offer the scholarships to qualifying candidates interested in attending the CUNA Technology Council Conference. This year's conference will be held September 21-24, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

The scholarships will provide recipients with a complimentary registration to the CUNA Technology Council Conference plus up to $2,000 in travel and conference-related expenses. It is a requirement that the recipients stay at the hotel in which the conference takes place.

Click here to download the application.

Eligibility

To be considered as a potential scholarship recipient, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a current member of the CUNA Technology Council;
  2. Be affiliated with the credit union system;
  3. Be a full-time employee of the credit union who has primary responsibility for the credit union's IT department;
  4. Be willing and able to take an active role in the CTC and the conference which may include serving on at least one CTC committee, helping with conference registration, assisting a speaker, or assisting where needed during the CTC conference; and
  5. Be able to demonstrate a financial need.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship committee, led by Brad Sears of Grow Financial FCU, will select the winners based on financial need and commitment to the IT profession.

Application Procedures

With your completed application form, submit the following:

  1. A 200 (maximum)-word narrative demonstrating your financial need and commitment to the IT profession. The essay must also express technology's role in achieving the vision for your credit union and how your continuing professional development will contribute toward the achievement of this vision and fulfillment of your credit union's IT goals.
  2. A resume detailing your work experience and education (including formal and specialized). Please include any extracurricular activities (e.g. committees, chapter, league, or community involvement), and awards (inside or outside the credit union industry) in which you are involved.

Deadline

The application and collateral materials must be received no later than August 15, 2014.

All applications and collateral materials should be sent to:

CUNA Technology Council
Telephone: 800-356-9655, ext. 4018
Email: scholarships@cuna.coop

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application by August 25, 2014.