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.  Applications will be accepted  the first quarter of 2022.

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.


Applications will be accepted the first quarter of 2022.


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Meet the 2021 Brayman-Beach Scholar

2021 Scholars

Parker Adams
Premier Members
Boulder, Colorado

Parker Adams is a graduate of Monarch High School in Louisville, Colorado, and a Premier Members Credit Union member. Parker is a member and team leader of the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), a Monarch High School Soccer Team Captain, and was the team's MVP for the 2018-2019 season. Parker has lettered in High School Academics with a GPA of 4.0 as a Freshman and Sophomore. He is also a dependable community volunteer assisting with the election of the supervisory trustee board member. In addition, Parker has worked at the Boulder County Parks and Open Spaces and is a local restaurant host.

Jayci Mekelburg
Yuma County Credit Union
Yuma, Colorado

Jayci Mekelburg is a graduate of Yuma High School in Yuma, Colorado, and a member of Yuma Credit Union. Jayci is a member of the National Honor Society, the 2021 Pleasant Valley Hustlers 4-H Club, an active member of the Future Business Leaders of America, and a Chapter Vice President. Jayci is also an active volunteer in her community as a Nursery Volunteer and a Children's Church group leader. In addition, she has worked as a Teller at her hometown credit union (Yuma CU). She hopes to earn a degree in Agricultural Business and Economics. Never earning under an A in her high school career, Jayci is a highly accomplished academic

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