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BECU Foundation Awards 80 Scholarships to Student-Members

For over 21 years, the BECU Foundation has awarded these scholarships to outstanding high school and undergraduate college students.

Red Canoe Awards $26,500 in Scholarships

The scholarship program was created in the memory of Wally C. Ohlfs, the founding manager of Red Canoe Credit Union.

Maps Community Foundation Awards 13 College Scholarships

The 2016 awards bring the amount that the Foundation has given away in scholarships to more than $110,000 since 2005.

Share Your Holiday Giving and Support Youth Financial Education

CUNA Mutual Group will donate to the National Credit Union Foundation for every credit union giving post tagged with #CUGiveBack, allowing the Foundation to support more financial reality fairs in 2016.

Oregon Community’s Roberson Joins i3 to Inject Innovation into Credit Unions’ DNA

Through Filene’s two-year program, Roberson hopes to discover how credit unions can make innovation central to their operations in order to drive growth in an increasingly technological sector.

Student Beats Odds to Start College—First in His Family—With Help From Maps IDA

Gilberto Celestino watched his immigrant parents struggle to provide. But rather than losing hope, he internalized the value of hard work. And with a hand from Maps Credit Union’s Community Foundation, he overcame enormous obstacles to become the first member of his family to enroll in college.

WCMS Honors Northwest Graduates and Retiring President

Three students from the Northwest received honors, including one who became only the seventh person in WCMS history to receive the school’s highest honors.

MESA: Learn More About This Matched College Savings Program for Your Members

Join a webinar on July 14 to learn about the benefits of the Matched Education Savings Account program for your credit union and your members.

Maps Credit Union Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

Staying true to its educational roots, Maps honors local students with scholarships to help them achieve their educational goals.

Foundation Planning Massive Financial Reality Fair Extravaganza

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is applying for a grant to create a one-day, simultaneous Financial Reality Fair event across Oregon and Washington. Funding would cover many of credit unions’ costs to participate. Sign up now to participate.

Young St. Helens Community CU Advocates Show CU Difference in Creative Videos

St. Helens Community Credit Union awarded college scholarships to three Scappoose High School students, partly for their creative videos demonstrating the credit union difference.

Registration Open for 2015 Western CUNA Management School

School has prepared credit union leaders for the evolving marketplace for over half a century. Those looking to advance their careers are encouraged to apply.

Merkley Shares Senate Reform Agenda with Credit Unions

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley recently met with credit union leaders. He shared his vision to reform Senate practices and discussed examples of how the regulatory burden impacts credit unions and members.

Academy Award? Probably Not, But These Films Could be Worth $3,000 in Scholarships

Ready for your close-up, Mr. or Miss High School Senior? St. Helens Community Credit Union is asking students to submit short films with their scholarship applications this year. At stake: $3,000 to help pay for college.

TAPCO Credit Union Mourning the Sudden Loss of Branch Manager Jennifer Weed

Jennifer Weed, whose 17-year career at TAPCO Credit Union saw her grow from a recent college graduate and teller to branch manager and soon-to-be head of a new real estate department, died Dec. 10 after a sudden illness. The credit union has opened an account to help defray expenses for her husband and two young children.

Three NW Credit Unions Win CDFI Grants To Help Low-Income Communities

Three Northwest credit unions have been awarded nearly $700,000 from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions fund for financial and technical assistance. The awards enable CDFIs to increase lending and investments in low-income and economically distressed communities.

Wegner Award Winner Sarah Canepa Bang: “This is a big deal to me.”

Sarah Canepa Bang still can’t believe she’ll be on stage before hundreds of credit union professionals early next year, accepting one of the movement’s highest honors—the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. In her own words, Canepa Bang answers our questions about her colorful and accomplished career.

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