GWLN Scholarships

 

As part of our mission to empower women worldwide, the Network provides an annual scholarship to female leaders within the credit union industry so they may develop new skills, tools and resources to make an impact.

Successful candidates receive complimentary Network membership and participate complimentary in the 2019 World Credit Union Conference in the Bahamas on July 28 - 31.  

At WCUC, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in all GWLN events including the Networking Reception, the Annual Forum, the Diversity and Inclusion Conference Track and Luncheon, International Sister Society meeting and other educational sessions to promote professional development throughout the conference week.  

The GWLN Networking Reception features special guests, exciting announcements, and presentation of the annual Athena Award at WCUC. The reception welcomes supporters and GWLN members as we celebrate the Network's global impact to advance women, diversity, and improve lives. 

The Annual Forum connects credit union leaders from all over the globe. Focusing on professional development, participants engage in interactive dialogue sessions, expand their knowledge and grow business relationships. Featuring an internationally renowned keynote speaker and roundtable discussions, attendees walk away with personal action plans, new skills and professional resources.  

The Diversity and Inclusion luncheon kicks off the D&I conference track at WCUC. It takes place jointly with the World Council Young Credit Union Professionals (WYCUP) and is dedicated to advancing women and young leaders worldwide and focuses on growing professional development skills, expanding business relationships, and increasing leadership knowledge. It is open to all conference attendees and men are especially encouraged to attend.   

Focusing on professional development, participants engage in interactive dialogue sessions, expand their knowledge and grow business relationships. Featuring an internationally renowned keynote speaker, working luncheon and roundtable discussions, attendees walk away with personal action plans, new skills, and professional resources.  Breakout sessions on diversity, gender inclusion and growing young leadership talent will be available throughout the conference. 

2019 Application Instructions:

Please download and read the application before completing. Email completed applications to cuwomen@woccu.org by midnight April 8, 2019.

2019 Timeline

March 8, 2019

International Women's Day
GWLN scholarship application opens. 

April 8, 2019

GWLN scholarship applications due.

May 1, 2019

GWLN scholarship winners announced. 

July 28 - 31, 2019

World Credit Union Conference


Since 2009, Global Women has awarded 51 scholarships to women from 23 countries. Scholarships are made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, including the generous support of CUNA Mutual Group (USA), Burns-Fazzi, Brock & Associates (USA), and the Susan Adams Scholarship Fund, which was established in honor of former Entrust Financial Credit Union CEO Susan Adams supported by OneAZ and PSCU.

Please direct all scholarship related inquiries to cuwomen@woccu.org.