Pennsylvania Credit Union Association

2014 PCUA Awards & Scholarships


 

PCUA Awards Committee

Paula Nihoff, Chair
Ed Williams, Vice Chair
Bill Bowker
Lonny Maurer
Patty Morrissey
Dave Whitehead
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The Association is pleased to sponsor prestigious leadership awards and scholarships each year to recognize deserving individuals and credit unions for their accomplishments.

The Paul E. Kanjorski Young Professionals Advocacy Scholarship sends one recipient to the Annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference in February in Washington, D.C.

The Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize one senior management level Professional and one Volunteer of the Year for their personal and career accomplishments, as well as their passion for the credit union movement.

The Credit Union Service, Philosophy, and Financial Education Awards recognize credit unions that participate in successful and unique programs that benefit members and non-members in the community and demonstrate the credit union difference.  Chapter categories are available for all awards.

Scholarships help rising stars develop into tomorrow's leaders.  Every credit union, regardless of size, should have someone deserving of a scholarship which gives him/her recognition, as well as the opportunity for professional development and advancement.

Please consider nominating an individual or encourage your staff members and volunteers to apply!


The Paul E. Kanjorski Young Professionals Advocacy Scholarship

Deadline: November 15, 2013      CLOSED


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.


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Deadline: December 31, 2013

Bank fines top $10 billion this year

Bank fines top $10 billion this year

The William W. Pratt Professional of the Year Award

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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 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.

The Joseph A. Moore Volunteer of the Year Award

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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.


Credit Union Service, Philosophy &
Financial Education Awards

Deadline: December 31, 2013
(State winners will advance to national competition for judging.)


The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award

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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).

CU Asset Categories: Less than $5 million
$5 million - $20 million
$20 million - $50 million
$50 million - $100 million
$100 million - $200 million
$200 million - $500 million
$500 million - $1 billion
$1 billion +

Credit Union / Chapter / Multiple Credit Unions

The Louise A. Herring Award for Philosophy in Action

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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.

CU Asset Categories:

Less than $50 million
$50 million - $250 million
$250 million - $1 billion
$1 billion+

Credit Union / Chapter / Multiple Credit Unions

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.

CU Categories:

Less than $50 million
$50 million - $150 million
$150 million - $500 million
More than $500 million


Professional Development Scholarships

Deadline: December 31, 2013

The William M. Noble Memorial Scholarship

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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 three nights’ lodging and conference registration fee to the Fall Leadership Conference.

The Josephine Sakovics Memorial Scholarship

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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, conference registration fee, and banquet ticket to the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association’s Annual Convention & Expo.

The Joseph F. Hinchey Memorial Scholarship

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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.

Memorial Scholarships to Judge/Bradley Leadership School

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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.

Communications Awards for Newsletter,
Annual Report, and Website

Deadline: December 31, 2013

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Be recognized for the best Newsletter, Annual Report, or Website from PCUA's member credit unions.  The winning credit unions will be honored at the PCUA Annual Convention & Expo.

Asset Categories:

Less than $20 million
$20 million - $100 million
$100 million and above
 
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