Brayman–Beach Scholarship

This year as in the past, The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation will award one $5,000 scholarship to a student who is a member of a Colorado-based credit union seeking a business degree from a four-year accredited institution.

The scholarship is named after two Colorado Credit Union leaders, Susan J. Brayman and Carroll Beach.  Susan served as a Colorado Credit Union System senior executive and Carroll served as a Colorado Credit Union System CEO.  Together they served for more than 50 years.

Carroll Beach began his Colorado Credit Union career in 1973 as the President and CEO of the Colorado Credit Union League and retired in 2001.  During his tenure he grew the Service Corporation to a $14 million credit union product provider, served on national and international credit union boards, including the Credit Union National Association and today Carroll is considered one of the most admired U.S. credit union leaders.  Carroll continued his work as CEO of Credit Union Service Corporation-CO-OP Shared Branching from 2002 to 2011.  He currently serves on the board of Elevations Credit Union in Boulder Colorado and is a highly sought-after credit union and business adviser.

 

Sue Brayman began her credit union career with the Colorado Credit Union League in 1973 and rose through the ranks to executive vice president.  Sue holds the distinction of being the first woman vice president of a League in the country.  She directed the growth of the Service Corporation to a $14 million organization that was nationally known for its business excellence.  Sue spearheaded the creation of the Colorado Credit Union Foundation, the forerunner to the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation today.

 

Keep your eye on this page for the 2019 Applications 

 

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Meet the 2017 Brayman-Beach Scholar  

We are so pleased to introduce you to Max Martinez, a senior at Widefield High School and this year’s recipient of the Brayman-Beach Scholarship. The Brayman-Beach Scholarship was created to support our local communities through investing in young leaders. Named in honor of two visionary leaders in the credit union movement, Susan J. Brayman and Carroll D. Beach, one $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an up-and-coming credit union member who is interested in pursuing a business degree. The scholarship recipient is selected by the Foundation’s Board of Directors based on grades, financial need, community service, professional goals, extracurricular activities and an essay written by the applicant.  Max is a member of Ent Credit Union and will graduate this year with a GPA of 4.4.

Max is already a highly accomplish sportsman and leader.  He serves as Secretary of his Senior Class at Widefield High School and has served as Vice President of both his Junior and Sophomore Class Council.  Max was nominated for the National Young Leadership Conference, Varsity Runner and Captain for the Cross Country and Track 4 years in a row.  A member of the National Honor Society, Max is also a track champion winning 1st place Regional Title Cross Country 2015, 2016 team and individual awards and nominated for Athlete of the week by KOAA channel 5.  Max also gives back to his community logging 57 community service hours, a volunteer at Harvest of Love delivering food baskets, a volunteer for the Community Parade, and Make a Wish Campaign.  Max plans on attending Colorado State University this fall.