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NCBA CLUSA Announces Scholarships for the Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International will provide scholarships for the Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute for the third consecutive year. The Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute will be held from October 1 through 4, 2019 at the Sheraton Pentagon City, Arlington, Virginia.

Young professionals (ages 18-35) beginning their career in cooperative businesses, credit unions and mutual insurance, post-secondary students of all ages with an interest in cooperatives, credit unions and mutual insurance, and individuals with an agricultural and/or rural background are highly encouraged to apply.

Participants in the Cooperative Leaders and Scholars Institute will attend the full 2019 Co-op IMPACT Conference and participate in exclusive orientation and networking events designed specifically to meet their interests and broaden their understanding of the impact co-ops have on the economy. Cathy Statz, education director of the Wisconsin Farmers Union and co-secretary of the Association of Cooperative Educators, is the program mentor.

In addition to conference registration, the scholarship includes a travel stipend of $500 and shared accommodations at the conference hotel. Individuals interested in applying or looking to nominate cooperators for the scholarship may contact Greg Irving at

Scholarships, valued at $1,700 a participant, are made possible by generous donations from cooperative organizations across the country. Those interested in sponsoring an attendee may also reach out to Greg Irving.



The National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit headquartered in Washington, DC. NCBA CLUSA works to build a more inclusive economy that empowers people to contribute to shared prosperity and well-being for themselves and future generations. By leveraging the shared resources of the cooperative movement, they seek to engage, partner with, and empower people from all walks of life – particularly those left behind by a shifting economy and facing the greatest economic and societal barriers. They accomplish this work through collaborative partnerships in development, advocacy, public awareness, and thought leadership.

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