Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

2015 PCUA Awards & Scholarships


Deadlines for the 2015 Pennsylvania Credit Union Association's Awards & Scholarships are December 31, 2014, with the exception of the Paul E. Kanjorski Young Professionals Advocacy Scholarship, which has a November 14, 2014 deadline.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

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The William W. Pratt Professional of the Year Award

The William W. Pratt Lifetime Achievement Award  is presented annually to an outstanding credit union professional involved in daily credit union operations.

The nominee must be a full-time professional senior management employee who reports directly to the CEO of any Association-affiliated credit union, should be in good standing in the community, should understand the credit union philosophy, promote the credit union idea, and actively demonstrate loyalty to the organized credit union movement.

Pratt nomination form.

The Joseph A. Moore Volunteer of the Year Award

The Joseph A. Moore Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to a credit union volunteer who has selflessly given time, effort, and talent to the betterment of the movement with little or no monetary compensation.

The nominee should be a person of good reputation in the community, a person who understands and works to promote the credit union philosophy, who has worked to better the movement, and who has demonstrated loyalty to the organized credit union movement.

Moore nomination form.

Credit Union Service, Philosophy & Financial Education Awards

(State winners will advance to national competition for judging.)

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award

The Program was established to encourage credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and external activities (i.e., helping solve core community problems such as housing, transportation, hunger, or literacy; holding food, clothing, or school supply drives for the needy; raising money on behalf of charitable organizations; helping an organization or agency with events or projects, such as coaching a Special Olympics team; tutoring or reading to students at a local school; sponsoring a community volunteer of the year award).

Maxwell entry form.

The Louise A. Herring Award for Philosophy in Action

The Louise A. Herring Award for Philosophy in Action formally recognizes credit unions that demonstrate in an extraordinary way the practical application of the People Helping People philosophy. Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to: providing services for members with unique financial needs (childrens' savings clubs, discounts for senior citizens, other extraordinary efforts); counseling members who face financial difficulties; hosting educational seminars for members (retirement planning, car buying, budgeting, college financing); student-run, in-school branch; making efforts to educate members on the credit union difference.

Herring entry form.

Desjardin Financial Education Awards

The Desjardins Financial Education Awards recognize leadership within the credit union movement on behalf of financial literacy for all ages. It considers all activities supporting the personal finance education of young members and non-members, including, but not limited to, face-to-face teaching using curricula such as the NEFE High School Financial Planning Program.

Desjardin Secrets to Winning

Adult Credit Union Entry Form     |   Adult Group/Chapter Entry Form

Youth Credit Union Entry Form    |     Youth Group/Chapter Entry Form
 

Special Award

The Awards Committee will be presenting a special award to a credit union that has not submitted a a Louise Herring, Dora Maxwell, or Alphonse Desjardins award entry in the past three years. Therefore, if you've thought about entering your credit union for an award in the past, but never did, you'll have the opportunity to be recognized twice if you win.

Communications Awards

Submit your credit union's annual report, newsletter, or website in the 2015 Communications Awards contest.

Download Forms

Professional Development Scholarships

The Paul E. Kanjorski Young Professionals Advocacy Scholarship

The Paul E. Kanjorski Young Professionals Advocacy Scholarship is awarded annually to honor former Pennsylvania Congressman Paul Kanjorski, who supported many legislative efforts on behalf of credit unions. The applicant must be a professional or volunteer of any Association-affiliated credit union between the ages of 18-35. The scholarship is to attend the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., March 8-11, 2015. NOTE: Deadline is November 14, 2014.

Kanjorskl Application Form

The William M. Noble Memorial Scholarship

The William M. Noble Memorial Scholarship for Fall Leadership Conference honors William M. Noble, the man who pioneered credit union education in Pennsylvania. Management personnel of any Association-affiliated credit union are eligible to apply for the Noble Memorial Scholarship. The recipient will be provided with lodging and conference registration fee to the Fall Leadership Conference, September 10-12, 2015.

Noble Application Form

The Josephine Sakovics Memorial Scholarship

The Josephine Sakovics Memorial Scholarship for the PCUA Annual Convention & Expo honors Josephine Sakovics for her dedication and commitment to the credit union movement.  Volunteers and management personnel of any Association-affiliated credit union are eligible to apply for the Sakovics Memorial Scholarship.  The recipient will be provided with three nights’ lodging and conference registration fee to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention & Expo, May 14-16, 2015.

Sakovics Application Form

The Joseph F. Hinchey Memorial Scholarship

The Joseph F. Hinchey Memorial Scholarship for the Judge/Bradley Leadership School is awarded annually to a deserving credit union professional of an Association-affiliated credit union that supports Pacul Services, Inc., through the purchase of its services.  The Scholarship must be used to attend the School in the year in which it is awarded. The scholarship covers tuition and some additional expenses to attend the Judge/Bradley Leadership School, August 9-13, 2015.

Hinchey Application Form

Memorial Scholarships to Judge/Bradley Leadership School

Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving credit union professionals of any Association-affiliated credit union who wish to attend the Judge/Bradley Leadership School. The Memorial Scholarship must be used to attend the School in the year in which it is awarded. The scholarship covers tuition and some additional expenses to attend the Judge/Bradley Leadership School, August 9-13, 2015.

The James J. McCormack Scholarship
, sponsored by CO-OP Financial Services, will be awarded to the highest-scoring applicant for the Judge/Bradley Memorial Scholarships.

Memorial & McCormack Scholarship Application Form

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