c2c - Connect to Collaborate
Connect 2 Collaborate

Engage and Retain Rising Leaders

Do you have talented staff under the age of 40? Are you looking for opportunities to hone and develop their leadership skills? c2c connects young professionals and identifies rising leaders.

Money’s on the table!

c2c Scholarship

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation (CSUF) and Southwest CUNA Management School (SCMS) have joined forces to invest in the future of the credit union system through the SCMS c2c Scholarship – Connect to Collaborate!

The scholarship? Up to full tuition – The full amount of 2020 SCMS tuition paid by the student’s credit union will be reimbursed for one student. Odds are better than 1 in 60 to win! At the end of the 1st summer of SCMS, classmates vote on who among the under 40 age group exhibited the most leadership on campus. Simple majority wins. No application is needed. In the event of a tie, the scholarship will be split. The winner is announced during graduation ceremonies.

Who is eligible? Credit union professionals under the age of 40 as of July 1, 2020 who successfully complete the 1st summer session of SCMS. The credit union must be affiliated with their state association or league.

What’s in it for the student?

  • Connect - opportunity to network and learn side by side with current and future credit union leaders and the school's highly acclaimed faculty.
  • Collaborate - peer to peer learning and mentoring.

What’s in it for the credit union?

  • Connect your rising leaders to a phenomenal credit union network.
  • Collaborate with your student(s) as work is done to create a strategic business plan for your credit union.

A huge thank you goes out to Mark Arnold, Brent Dixon, Shawn Temple, and the CU Grow team for helping to move c2c from concept to reality!

The future of the credit union movement relies on attracting, engaging and retaining young credit union leaders. SCMS is about investing in the future. We invite you to invest in the future of the "Under 40" leaders at your credit union. That's what c2c is all about.

First year students have an opportunity for their tuition to be reimbursed simply by being voted as the one who exhibited the most leadership skills among their peers.

TCU Neeley School of Business

Thank You 2020 Sponsors

Academic Fellow

CUNA Mutual GroupCredit Union Resources, Inc.

Academic Patron

Catalyst Corporate FCUCornerstone Credit Union League

Educational Sponsor

Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation

Friends of SCMS

American Airlines FCU
Arkansas FCU
Blalack & Williams, PC
Bossier FCU
Callahan & Associates, Inc.
Cornerstone Advisors
Credit Union of America
CU Direct

CU Strategic Planning
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
InTouch CU
JRF Consulting Services, LLC
Las Colinas FCU
Neighbors FCU

Sievewright & Associates
South Carolina FCU
Tarrant County's CU
The BA Group
Tinker FCU
Vantage West CU