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Young Professional of the Year Award


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Award Overview

The Young Professional of the Year Award recipient is an up-and-coming staffer under the age of 35 who has been exceptionally supportive of the Michigan credit union movement over the past year. This person helps build an organization of collaboration and enhances teamwork in the organization. They inspire others as a direct result of their dedication, leadership and advocacy.

This individual has demonstrated a year-long effort to affect positive change for their credit union, chapter and community.

(One award winner per year)


Application Components

A nomination letter must describe in brief detail how some or all of the award criteria are met.


Possible Points

Leadership Participation

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

Leadership Qualities

  • Describe how the nominee is regarded as a dedicated team member by professional colleagues
  • Describe any creative thinking and problem solving

1-2 pages max


Describe Measurable Impact

  • How has the nominee had an impact on the staff and organization as a whole?
  • Describe any community impact and volunteering efforts
  • Financial literacy efforts
  • Other areas that contributed to strengthening the credit union to position it for greater success

1-2 pages max


Professional Efforts

  • Describe how the nominee has helped position the credit union for success over the past year through:
    • New and improved services to members
    • New activities or programs
    • Legislative advocacy
    • Chapter leadership and accomplishments

1-2 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





Submit Online


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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