Professional Development scholarships

The Heartland Credit Union Charitable Foundation (HCUCF) is pleased to support professional development initiatives to strengthen the human capital of credit unions in Missouri and Kansas.

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Eligibility and requirements

  1. Credit unions of asset size under $100M are eligible to apply. Preference is given to credit unions of asset size under $50M. Credit unions of asset size $50M and above are not guaranteed scholarships, and partial scholarships may be awarded, pending available funding.

  2. Scholarships cover the cost of registration only. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the credit union or employee. View a list of HCUA professional development offerings. Credit union employees may also apply to attend professional development opportunities outside of HCUA offerings.

  3. This application must be submitted to HCUCF a minimum of 30 days before the event or program you wish to attend. You may submit multiple requests on one form. You must submit one form per individual at the credit union.

  4. HCUCF staff will review applications as they are received, and may approve or deny requests based on policy set forth by the HCUCF Board of Directors.

  5. Funding is awarded based on demonstrated need, availability of funds, and the HCUCF professional development budget for each year.

  6. If the scholarship is approved, attendance is mandatory.
  7. After being approved for a scholarship, the credit union must pay for the registration cost and provide proof of registration and payment to the foundation (submitted through Reviewr).

  8. A final report must be completed within two weeks of the event, training or webinar. After proof of registration, payment and the report is submitted through Reviewr, the credit union will be reimbursed for the cost of registration. 


Professional Development Application

If you have applied for a scholarship previously, you can click the icon to the left of your Reviewr dashboard with a plus sign to start a new application. See image below.