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Michigan Credit Union League

Distinguished Service Award

Award Overview

The Distinguished Service Award recipient is an individual who has been exceptionally supportive of the Michigan credit union movement, reaching beyond an individual credit union. This individual has gone above and beyond in their involvement in advocacy and demonstrates a lifelong effort to affect positive change in the industry as a whole.

The award is for lifetime achievement rather than for a single contribution, no matter how monumental. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years of distinguished service within the credit union industry.


Application Components
A nomination letter must describe in brief detail how some or all the award criteria were met.


Possible Points

Leadership Participation

  • Describe any Committee memberships, special projects, board appointments, chapter involvement activities.

1 page max


Describe Measurable impact

  • Pioneering and innovative efforts across the industry
  • Consistent record of advocacy
  • Community impact and volunteering efforts

1-2 pages max


Leadership Development Qualities

  • Describe how nominee is regarded as an exceptional mentor and role model by professional colleagues

1 pages max


Letters of recommendation

  • Provide letters of support that address the author’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee in relation to all of the award criteria listed above.

2-5 letters max





Please submit all documents and support material online through the form above. All sections should be submitted in one document with sections clearly defined.

The MCUL Awards Committee, on the basis of the nominations and supporting information received, proposes the winner to the MCUL Board of Directors to be ratified.

Any nomination submitted may be featured in various MCUL and MCUF materials to demonstrate how credit unions and their leaders benefit their communities. Submission of a nomination indicates approval for the MCUL and MCUF to use the nomination materials in its publications and advocacy efforts.

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