The Brayman-Beach $5000 Scholarship

Could this year’s recipient be a member of your credit union?

I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say that credit union membership offers many benefits over banks. As not-for-profit entities, the goal of credit unions is to benefit members and communities, not stockholders.

While credit unions work hard to support their members, the goal of the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation to support the long-term success of credit unions. To date, the Foundation has distributed over $900,000 to programs that support the professional development of credit union members, volunteers, management and staff. Our programs include academic scholarships to credit union members as well as grants that assist credit unions in providing financial services, credit union development and public financial education.

The Brayman-Beach Scholarship is an opportunity to offer your members a Foundation supported benefit that demonstrates your commitment the communities you serve by investing young adults. Scholarship applicants will be introduced to credit union concepts through writing an essay that places them in the CEO’s shoes, exposing them to career opportunities that they may not have considered. After all, our young adults hold the future of the credit union movement in their hands.

The Brayman-Beach College Scholarship is named in honor of two visionary leaders in the credit union movement, Susan J. Brayman and Carroll D. Beach, with one $5,000 scholarship awarded annually. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens of at least 16 years of age, pursuing a business degree and members of a Colorado credit union. 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.

This year’s recipient of the Brayman-Beach Scholarship might be a member of your credit union! For more information, including a Scholarship brochure and application instructions, please visit the foundation website. This year’s application deadline is Friday, March 25, 2016.

As with all of the awards and funds of the Foundation, the Brayman-Beach Scholarship Fund is dependent on the generosity of credit unions, businesses, individuals and volunteers. This funding touches hundreds of lives each year through putting into action the “people helping people” philosophy that the credit union movement is built on.

About Dan Finerty

Dan Finerty is the Director of Marketing at the Mountain West Credit Union Association, a Credit Union champion, a Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE), and an award-winning marketer. Dan has over 14 years of marketing experience in communications, retail, packaged goods, and, of course, Credit Unions. He believes that Credit Unions have an incredible story to tell and works with some of the brightest Credit Union professionals to help promote Credit Unions to the public. Dan holds two Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing and in Management. He is also a swell guy.

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