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Mountain West Credit Union Foundation Award’s $5,000 Scholarship to Local Inspiration

Denver, CO
(5/24/2013) – The Mountain West Credit Union Foundation is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2013 Brayman-Beach Scholarship, Jacob Helleckson, of Peoria, CO. Jacob was selected among more than 17 applicants for his academic performance, determination and commitment to achieve a higher education, stated personal and professional goals, dedication to his community and a demonstrated urgency for the financial assistance.

The Braymen-Beach Scholarship is awarded each year to one credit union member seeking a four-year, bachelor’s degree in business or business-related studies from an accredited university. 

John Uchida, Chairman of the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation and a member of the selection committee said, “Jacob stood out among other applicants. He’s highly motivated, involved in his community and shows a clear commitment to overcoming any obstacles so that he may achieve a higher education. We are very excited to present him with this year’s scholarship.”

Jacob plans to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder in the fall semester of 2013 as a freshman to peruse a degree in International Business.

Jace Nordyke of Holly, CO received the Scholarship in 2012.  He is currently attending Fort Hays State University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Business.

About the Mountain West Credit Union Association

The Mountain West Credit Union Association is the regional tri-state trade association representing 132 member credit unions, 3.1 million credit union members and $33 billion in assets throughout Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.  Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low-cost financial services to their members.  Founded in 2011, the Mountain West Credit Union Association serves and supports the interests of member credit unions through advocacy, community outreach, education & training, public affairs, regulatory & compliance services and strategic partnerships. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is affiliated with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and CUNA Mutual Group.  Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/mwcua or on Facebook at facebook.com/mwcua.  To learn more about credit unions visit AsmarterChoice.org