Apply for 2019 Fall Development Education Training Scholarship by Nov. 30

SEATTLE, WA (October 12, 2018) — Your Credit Union Partner (YCUP) announced today it will pay for one student to attend the National Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training in Madison, Wisconsin in the Fall of 2019.

Applications will be accepted between Oct.15 and November 30, 2018. The application will be available on the YCUP website: http://www.yourcupartner.orgThe award recipient will be notified no later thanDec. 15, 2018. Tuition funds will only be reimbursed after the recipient attends either the Sept. 11-18, 2019 or Nov. 6-13, 2019 DE Training in Madison, Wisconsin. The recipient is responsible for any travel and expenses unrelated to tuition costs.

“Small credit unions are the heart and soul of the credit union movement,” said Scott Butterfield, YCUP principal. “In my opinion, no other training program exemplifies the heart and soul of the credit union movement like the CUDE program. Our hope is for this scholarship to encourage smaller credit unions to attend this remarkable program. It has undeniably been the best experience for me in my career.”

The National Credit Union Foundation’s DE program brings renewed relevance to the philosophy of “People Helping People,” providing critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy, and international development issues while incorporating challenges credit unions face today.

During the week-long DE Training, participants are involved in group exercises, field trips, encouraged to ask questions of visiting speakers, and are required to complete team projects proposing solutions for credit unions to help alleviate or eliminate challenging situations in any given area. Since 1982, more than 1,600 credit union advocates from more than 35 countries have graduated from DE Training to become Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs).

Alison Carr, YCUP Strategist/Consultant,completed the DE Training in 2001 and earned her International CUDE designation in 2016. Carr also serves on the Foundation’s Credit Union Development Education (CUDE) Advisory Committee.

“The impact of DE, for me, is beyond measure,” Carr concluded. “I honestly wouldn’t be where I am today had it not been for experiencing the DE program, and the invaluable network of Developmental Educators across the globe. The program truly fueled my passion, not only for credit unions, but for making a difference in the lives of others. Scott and I believe in this program, and the great work of the Foundation. This is our way of giving back to a program that has given so much to us, and igniting that passion in others.”

About Your Credit Union Partner

Founded in 2011, Your Credit Union Partner is the trusted advisor to over 200 credit unions throughout the United States and Great Britain. The YCUP team are respected veterans of the Credit Union Movement and understand first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing credit unions today. Since its founding, YCUP has been able to stay true to its business model of personalized services tailored to the unique needs of each of its individual clients. For more information on the YCUP team, please visit

About the National Credit Union Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disasters. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.For more information, visit


Alison Carr
Chief Strategy Officer
Your Credit Union Partner

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