Brayman-Beach Scholarship

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 

Meet the 2018 Brayman-Beach Scholar

Abraham McLaurin
Sooper Credit Union member

was selected as this year’s Brayman-Beach Scholar. Abraham, a graduate of Regis Jesuit High School, will attend Ohio State University this fall as a business major. While at Regis, Abraham earned an overall 3.68 GPA while studying honors science and math classes. Abraham is the recipient of several prestigious awards including: Outstanding Women’s Homeless Initiative Award, the Bronze Cross Award for academic excellence, and the Loyola Award for embodying the values of a Jesuit Scholar. He volunteers as a youth basketball coach and was committed to 175 hours of community service each year while at Regis. Abraham served on his high school yearbook committee, volunteered as a Special Olympics organizer, and was appointed a Presidential Ambassador where he worked directly with the Regis Jesuit High School President to promote Regis Jesuit High School to new and potential students.

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