GWLN Scholarships


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

Successful candidates receive complimentary Network membership and participate complimentary in the 2018 World Credit Union Conference in Singapore on July 14 - 18.  

World Council of Credit Unions is proud to present the new Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) conference track which combines the previously separate Global Women’s Leadership Network and World Council Young Credit Union Professional (WYCUP) Forum events. The D&I Program is dedicated to advancing women and young leaders worldwide and leverages opportunities presented by the World Credit Union Conference to promote professional development throughout the conference week. 

Focusing on professional development, participants engage in interactive dialogue sessions, expand their knowledge and grow business relationships. Featuring an internationally renowned keynote speaker, working luncheon and roundtable discussions, attendees walk away with personal action plans, new skills, and professional resources.  Breakout sessions on diversity, gender inclusion and growing young leadership talent will be available throughout the conference. 

2018 Application Instructions:

Please download and read the application before completing. Email completed applications to by midnight April 6, 2018.

2018 Timeline

April 6, 2018

Applications due.

April 13, 2018

Offers made to applicants. 

April 27, 2018

Applicant acceptance offers due. 

July 14 - 18, 2018

World Credit Union Conference

Since 2009, Global Women has awarded 47 scholarships to women from 22 countries. Scholarships are made possible through funding from annual membership donations and sponsorships, including the generous support of CUNA Mutual Group (USA), Burns-Fazzi, Brock & Associates (USA), and the Susan Adams Scholarship Fund, which was established in honor of former Entrust Financial Credit Union CEO Susan Adams supported by OneAZ and PSCU.

Please direct all scholarship related inquiries to