Houston, TX – August 2023 CU Alliance, a Texas-based Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), is proud to announce the recipients of its Dream Educational Foundation scholarships. Among the deserving individuals selected for this honor are Corey Cunningham and Danny Contreras Jr., Energy Capital Credit Union employees.

Corey Cunningham and Danny Contreras Jr., Energy Capital Credit Union employees, exemplified the need and the drive to further their education and contribute to the growth of the credit union movement. Their dedication and passion for serving the community aligned with the Foundation’s vision of fostering a future where credit union professionals can reach their full potential through access to higher education.

“We are thrilled to announce Corey Cunningham and Danny Contreras Jr. as the recipients of the Dream Educational Foundation scholarships,” said Kurt Howard, COO at CU Alliance and President of the Dream Educational Foundation. “Both Corey and Danny have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their roles at Energy Capital Credit Union, and we firmly believe that their pursuit of advanced education in accounting and finance will not only benefit them personally but also positively impact the community they serve.”

CU Alliance’s Dream Educational Foundation is committed to fostering a community where credit union professionals with the determination and passion to make a difference can access the educational resources they need to succeed. By offering scholarships to credit union staff, the Foundation aims to create opportunities for growth and excellence within the industry.

For more information about the Dream Educational Foundation or to contribute to supporting the next generation of credit union professionals, please visit

About CU Alliance, LLC: Originally founded as Credit Union Acceptance Company in 1998, CU Alliance, LLC (CUA) is a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) that offers multiple loan aggregation services for credit unions as a trustworthy business cooperative. CUA partners with nearly 200 credit unions and several CUSOs in fifteen states to provide credit union lending solutions, including mortgage, auto, and loan products.

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