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.  Apply Now Application Deadline Extended due COVID-19 to Thursday, April 30, 2020.

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.

Applicant Information 

Deadline for the 2020 Application is Friday, April 10 at 1:00 pm.



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Meet the 2019 Brayman-Beach Scholar

2019 Scholars

Sierra Tybon
Westerra Credit Union member

Sierra Tybon, a member of Westerra Credit Union, was named the 2019 Brayman Beach Scholar. Sierra was awarded $5,000 to help her with her education expenses as she starts her bachelor’s degree in business at Regis University this Fall. Sierra is a Jefferson Academy graduate and on the honor roll for all four years, she is the president of the Diversity Club, a member of student council, a member of the Drama Club, volunteers in her community feeding the homeless, and works more than 20 hours a week at King Soopers.

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