Awards Program

 

The Awards Program is broken up into two categories: the New Jersey Credit Union League Awards Program and the ​CUNA National Awards Program.

Information on each program can be found by using the links below:

NJCUL Awards

National CUNA Awards (Differentiation Chart Available)

The deadline for the 2014 Awards Program is close of business August 1, 2014. Please note that no entries will be accepted after this time. All submissions should be made to Candice Nigro at cnigro@njcul.org or mailed to her attention at 299 Ward Street | Hightstown, NJ 08520.

Not sure which national awards you should enter? Take a look at the chart below.

CUNA Award Differentiation Chart

Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility
Community Service Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of nonmembers through community outreach programs (other than personal finance education).  Examples:

  • Charity fund raising
  • Support for public events
  • Donation to social service programs
  • VITA or EITC assistance
  • Lobbying or advocacy on behalf of K-12 financial education
  • Support for teacher training

Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action
Member Service Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to materially improve members’ lives through programs (other than personal finance education).  Examples:

  • Special loan modification program
  • Wealth-building or debt-reduction incentive program
  • Outreach to underserved population
  • Student-run in-school or campus branch
  • Credit union difference campaign
  • Predatory lending alternative
  • Support for member ESL instruction

Desjardins Youth
Financial Education Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers under age 18. Examples:

  • Classroom presentation series
  • Credit prerequisite course
  • NEFE HSFPP instruction for underserved group
  • Online personal finance curriculum
  • Live group budgeting simulation
  • Special savers or borrowers club
  • Peer-to-peer financial counseling

 

Desjardins Adult
Financial Education Award

Recognizes model credit union efforts to teach personal finance concepts and skills to members and nonmembers age 18 and older. Examples:

  • Group seminar or webinar
  • Online Q&A with expert
  • Instruction of underserved group
  • Presentation series to SEG group
  • Instruction at personal finance events
  • One-on-one financial counseling or credit report review
  • Regular personal finance segment in local media