CO-OP Financial Services To Sponsor 30 Scholorships To CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference

Mark Wolff – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6764;
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246;

MADISON, Wis. (July 19, 2011) – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is pleased to announce that it is partnering with CO-OP Financial Services to award 30 scholarships to its 2011 Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, October 24-27, in San Francisco.  This is the second year that CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring scholarships to this event.

The conference will focus on how to turn growth-generating ideas into action plans. Recognized as a time to celebrate credit union best practices and successes, CUNA will also present the 2011 Community Credit Union of the Year Award at the conference.

“Through CO-OP Financial Services’ generous sponsorship, we will be able to expand our diverse 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.”

“As we did in 2010, CO-OP Financial Services is sponsoring the attendance of 30 people to CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. “The conference offers a top-notch speaker line-up and highly relevant breakout sessions. 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 to CUNA Community Credit Union & Growth Conference, applicants must meet the following criteria.  To access the conference website, please visit  To apply for a scholarship, please click here.

Scholarship Criteria

  • Applicant must be a credit union employee or volunteer.
  • The applicant’s credit union must be affiliated with their league/CUNA during the program for which scholarship funds are being requested.
  • The applicant must stay at the designated conference hotel.
  • 30 scholarships will be awarded in full (each valued up to $995).
  • Scholarships are available regardless of charter type (i.e., not just for community chartered credit unions).

Applications are due Friday, September 2, 2011.  Recipients will be contacted by Thursday, September 15, 2011.

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About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. Nearing 30 years of credit union service, CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,000 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,200 shared branch locations and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation’s largest credit union service organization, offering the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit Follow CO-OP on Twitter at: and keep up with industry issues via the CO-OP Insight Vault blog at:

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