CO-OP Financial Services to Sponsor 18 Scholarships to 2012 CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference

Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications
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Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing
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Madison, WI (July 23, 2012)
– Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with CO-OP Financial Services to award 18 scholarships to its 2012 Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, October 23-26 in Denver, CO.  This is the third consecutive year that CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring scholarships to this event.

The conference will focus on how to turn growth-generating ideas into concrete action plans. The conference also hosts CUNA’s 2012 Community Credit Union of the Year Award, which honors community credit unions that best exemplify the principles of the credit union movement.

“Through CO-OP Financial Services’ generous sponsorship, we will be able to expand our audience at this CUNA signature event,” said Todd Spiczenski, Vice President, CUNA Center for Professional Development. “We are delighted with their support in bringing credit union leaders to this action-focused conference.”

“CO-OP Financial Services is partnering again with CUNA on this event because we know this conference consistently offers a top-notch speaker line-up, highly relevant breakout sessions and tools for credit unions to bring creative ideas to life,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. “Supporting participation at this event is a strong fit with our commitment to help credit unions prosper and bring innovative ideas into practice.”

To be considered for a scholarship, please submit the one-page application at by September 7.

Recipients will be contacted by September 14, 2012.

About CUNA:
With its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) serves 90 percent of America’s 7,400 state and federally chartered credit unions, which are owned by 95 million consumer members. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives providing affordable financial services to people from all walks of life.  For more information about CUNA, visit or the CUNAverse blog and follow @CUNAverse on Twitter.  For more information about credit unions, visit and follow @asmarterchoice on Twitter.

About CO-OP Financial Services:
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, California and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,500 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,600 shared branching locations (plus 2,200 Vcom® kiosks) and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial offers the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit

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