CUES Partners with NCUF to Start the Fred Johnson Scholarship

Christopher Stevenson
VP/Marketing & Professional Development
800.252.2664 or 608.271.2664, ext. 315

MADISON, Wis.— The Credit Union Executives Society along with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) have established a scholarship fund to honor CUES’ president/CEO Fred Johnson.

After 23 years of service, Johnson will retire at the end of 2012; and, with the assistance of NCUF, CUES has established the Fred Johnson Scholarship to support individuals who wish to attend CUES’ CEO Institute. “What could be more appropriate than a scholarship given in Fred Johnson’s honor?  He and CUES are all about education,” says Bucky Sebastian, NCUF Executive Director.

A selection committee of three members—including a NCUF board or staff member, a CUES board member appointed by the chairman, and CUES’ president/CEO or another appointed staff member—will score each applicant based on criteria of 75% financial need and 25% dedication to the credit union profession. The criteria is based on three essay questions answered by each applicant. The committee will then determine the amount of each scholarship based upon the funds available to disburse each year.

Applicants must be:

  • An active CUES member
  • A full-time paid credit union staff member
  • Committed to attending the entire three year CEO Institute program and completing the two between segment learning projects

To apply for the Fred Johnson Scholarship, individuals must complete an application form found on, and return it to Kristin Ryan, CUES’ executive education and meetings manager, at for the Fred Johnson Scholarship Committee‘s review. Application deadline is January 11, 2013.

To contribute to the Fred Johnson Scholarship fund, please send your tax-deductable donation to NCUF, Attn: Fred Johnson Scholarship Fund, 5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705.

To learn more about CEO Institute, visit or contact Kristin Ryan at 800.252.2664 or 608.271.2664, ext 308.

The Credit Union Executives Society is a Madison, Wisconsin-based, independent, not-for-profit, international membership association for credit union executives. CUES’ mission is to educate and develop credit union CEOs, directors and future leaders.

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