CUNA announces small credit union GAC scholarship contest, sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group

WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2017) — Small credit unions will have the opportunity to win one of two full scholarships to the 2018 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., through a contest kicking off today by Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.

Open to CUNA members below $100 million in assets, participants can earn entries into the drawings for the scholarships—which include airfare, lodging up to four nights, registration, and incidentals—by participating in the CUNA Small Credit Union Community, an online networking and small credit union resource platform.

To receive an entry into the drawings, a user must:

  1. Sign up for a “Daily Digest” or “Real Time” email subscription to the Small Credit Union Community
  2. Post at least one question or response in the Discussion.

*Additional posts will earn additional entries

The contest will run from Dec. 11, 2017, through Jan. 19, 2018. Winners will be drawn and announced on the Community on Jan. 29, 2018.

“The contest helps us strengthen our connection to small credit unions,” said Tom Sakash, CUNA small credit union advisor. “First, it generates engagement with the Community—a free member resource that easily allows small credit unions to network and share information and strategies without ever leaving their offices. And second, it brings more small credit union voices to GAC.”

Winners will also be recognized at the CUNA Small Credit Union Roundtable at GAC, set for 1 to 3:30 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, Feb. 25. The Roundtable is also sponsored by CUNA Mutual Group.

“Small credit unions are an important part of the American financial landscape and the credit union movement,” said Rob Purtell, vice president of sales for CUNA Mutual Group. “We value small credit unions, and we’re proud to sponsor this GAC contest.”

To access the Community, visit, click the Communities tab, and locate the Small Credit Union Community. Contest participants must change their email preferences to Daily Digest or Real Time in their profiles to have their posts counted for the drawings.

The full contest rules can also be found on the Community.

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 135 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit To find your nearest credit union, visit

About CUNA Mutual Group

CUNA Mutual Group helps people plan, protect and invest for their future – regardless of their financial standing. The company was founded more than 80 years ago by credit union leaders who were looking for an insurance partner they could trust. Today, CUNA Mutual Group helps credit unions and hardworking Americans build financial security through commercial and personal insurance products; lending and payment security solutions; and risk management, retirement, investment and marketing services. Additional information about the company can be found at


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