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Here’s how your credit union can get funds to attend SCUCE

As we approach the opening of registration for the 2021 Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE), it’s important to remember that your credit union may qualify for a scholarship you can use to attend this outstanding conference.

This LSCU & Affiliates premier signature event is one of the largest credit union conferences in the country; and it offers invaluable networking opportunities. The cost of attendance ranges from $295 for a one-day pass to $749 for an early bird attendee (through April 15, 2021). This is an event most credit unions don’t want to miss — and if cost is a prohibiting factor for your credit union, consider applying for a scholarship for up to $1,000 through the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation.

“We offer these scholarships to help credit unions take advantage of educational opportunities that could enhance their operations,” said Bobbi Grady, development coordinator for the Foundation. “I can’t think of a better event to educate employees than SCUCE. We have such a dynamic lineup this year and the chance to connect with your peers over topics in which we’re all interested is invaluable.”

To be eligible for a scholarship, credit unions cannot have received an educational scholarship through the Foundation yet this year. Credit unions that received scholarships to attend SCUCE in 2019 are also not eligible to use an educational scholarship to attend this year’s conference.

Scholarships are awarded to those who can prove they best exemplify the credit union philosophy and that their attendance at SCUCE would benefit their credit union’s goals. To apply for your chance to win a scholarship, click here.

Small credit unions also have an SAS (Small Asset Size) Program that provides them with $500 to use in 2021.

“For some small credit unions, using SAS funds makes it possible to attend SCUCE annually. Small credit unions benefit from networking with peers, especially at the Small Credit Union Roundtable,” said Jordan Burroughs, vice president of member engagement at LSCU.

To request to use your SAS funds for SCUCE, reach out to your member engagement consultant. 

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