The Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Union’s Raymond Shands Memorial Scholarship benefiting Southwest CUNA Management School is available to any volunteer or employee of a Fort Worth Credit Union who is affiliated with the Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions.

Southwest CUNA Management School Scholarship Guidelines

Now accepting applications – deadline 5/15/19


  1. The applicant must be a volunteer, serving on a committee, or employed by a Fort Worth Chapter Credit Union.
  2. The credit union must be affiliated/member of the chapter.
  3. Applicant’s credit union must be an active participant in chapter activities.
  4. Applicant should be able to demonstrate support for the project once the scholarship is discontinued.
  5. Demonstrate a consistency with the philosophy and values of credit unions as member-owned cooperatives.
  6. Applicant must use the scholarship during the year it is awarded and for the purpose stated on the application.
  7. The application cannot propose a liability to the Chapter beyond the amount of the scholarship.


  1. Complete and submit a scholarship application by Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  2. A copy of the CU’s most recent CALL Report/Ratios will be used during the scholarship approval process.
  3. Approval/denial will be communicated within one week of the scholarship committee decision.
  4. Scholarship funds are disbursed by reimbursement to the credit union after the session has been completed.

Submission Instructions:

  1. Submit only one application by 5/15/19 (instructions are at the bottom of the application)
  2. A cover letter to the scholarship committee explaining why the scholarship assistance is essential.
  3. Submit a copy of the most recent Call Report.