Brayman-Beach Scholarship

The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation will award two $5,000 scholarships to two students who are a member of a Colorado-based credit union seeking a business degree from a four-year accredited institution.  The 2021 application is now open and will close April 16, 2021.

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.

936-2018 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 held 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.  


Open through April 16, 2021  


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Meet the 2020 Brayman-Beach Scholar

2020 Scholars

Simmi Martinez
Westerra Credit Union

Simmi Martinez Davis is a member of Westerra Credit Union and a graduate of Mountain Range High School in Westminster. Simmi served as a student government officer during all four years of her high school career and ended her term as the 2020 Senior class President. A member of the Principles Honor Roll, Simmi maintained a very high GPA during her high school career. Her volunteer work includes tutoring elementary math students, food bank services, and DECA. She is a member of varsity track & field, varsity cross country, varsity swimming, and volleyball. Simmi also teaches swimming and works as a guest attendant at water world. She will attend University of Colorado Boulder this Fall.

Jessica Barich
Bellco Credit Union

Jessica Barich is a member of Bellco Credit Union and is a graduate of Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch. She served as Student Body Treasure in 2020, a DECA member, and a member of the National Honor Society. Jessica is a member of the Spanish National Honor Society, cross country and track and field as well as Link Crew. She is also a youth cross country coach and led class for local Vacation Bible School and trained to become a certified first responder in CPR, search and rescue, and wildlife first aid. Jessica will attend Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska this Fall.

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