Richard Blake Governmental Affairs Conference Application

You believe in the power of advocacy and desperately want to participate in the Credit Union Movement’s largest political and regulatory advocacy event, the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C.

The Richard Blake Scholarship can help get you to the GAC!

The Richard Blake Scholarship honors its late namesake who was a former Ohio Credit Union League director, board chairman, and director emeritus and former CUNA national director by providing funds for the registration costs to attend the GAC. In situations of extreme and well-explained need, funds may also be awarded for lodging and transportation.

Deadline for applications is Jan. 31. Applications received after that time will not be considered.

Richard Blake Governmental Affairs Conference Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Attach information that documents the program’s curriculum and cost.
  • Explain your role and responsibilities at your credit union and how attending the GAC factors into them.
  • A detailed budget MUST be attached to your grant application (along with event curriculum and cost detail, if appropriate). The detailed budget should specify which lines items the Foundation grant would cover and which the credit union and other community partners will fund.
  • By typing the name of your supervisor/manager/CEO, you attest that they consent to you applying for an OCUF grant.

Successful applicants must mention the Ohio Credit Union Foundation as having provided grant funding in all press releases, news stories, articles, interviews, and web site references. A suggested credit line is the following: “[Your Credit Union Name] received funding through a grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation.” Copies of the above materials must be provided to the OCUF.

CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS 
Peggy Campbell, Member Support Specialist, 614-923-9736
Kim Connor, Director Member Experience, 614-923-9748