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Global Women's Leadership Network Scholarships

As part of our mission to empower women worldwide, the Network provides an annual scholarship to four emerging leaders within the credit union industry so they may develop new skills, tools and resources to lead.

Successful candidates receive complimentary Network membership and participate in the 2016 annual Leadership Forum during the World Credit Union Conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on July 16–20.

Scholarship recipients also have a chance to receive an Empowerment Grant and increase access to loans, credit and financial education in their community.

Since 2009, scholarships have been awarded to 37 women from 20 countries and over $400,000 granted to World Council field projects including five Empowerment Grants.

2016 Application Instructions:

Please download and read the Application Guidelines (English/Español) before fully completing this two-part application (English/Español). Email completed applications to by midnight April 4, 2016.

2016 Timeline

April 4, 2016

Applications and references due.

April 15, 2016

Offers made to applicants.

July 16 – 20, 2016

Leadership Forum and World Credit Union Conference in Belfast, Ireland, United Kingdom.

August 2016

Empowerment Grant winner(s) announced.

Sept 2016 – June 2017

Empowerment Grant winners implement projects.

Network scholarships are made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, including the generous support of CUNA Mutual Group (USA), TMG (Iowa, USA) and the Susan Adams Scholarship Fund, which was established in honor of former Entrust Financial Credit Union CEO Susan Adams supported by the Arizona State Credit Union and PSCU.

Please direct all scholarship related inquiries to



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