Judy Belanger Helping Others Fund Scholarship Opportunity

Apply now for a scholarship to attend TMBA Certified Mortgage Leader Course

Scholarship Details

The scholarship provided by the Judy Belanger Helping Others Fund covers the recipient’s course fee of $1,750 to participate in the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s Certified Mortgage Leadership Program.

To apply, you must currently work in the mortgage or finance industry and be an active member of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association.

Application Period: May 1 – August 15, 2022

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What is the TMBA Certified Mortgage Leader Course?

Course Overview

The Certified Mortgage Leadership Program was developed by TMBA, in partnership with the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas Dallas to develop the skills of mortgage industry leaders.

Four Unique Modules Participants Will Help Participants:

  • Develop leadership behaviors and teamwork skills
  • Learn about legislative, advocacy, and regulatory processes
  • Learn about board governance and ethics
  • Develop a project with a group of peers
  • Participate in three of the largest mortgage banking conferences in Texas

Module 1 – September 12 – 13, 2022 – Naveen Jindal School of Management – Richardson, TX
Module 2 – November 7 – 8, 2022 – Plano Legacy West Hotel – Plano, TX
Module 3 – February 6 – 7, 2023 – Westin Memorial City Hotel – Houston, TX
March 20 – 21, 2023 – Driskill Hotel – Austin, TX
Module 4 – April 30 – May 2, 2023 – Hyatt Hill Country Spa and Resort – San Antonio, TX

Judy Belanger’s Helping Others Fund

The Judy Belanger Helping Others Fund was established in honor of Judy Belanger’s 34 years of service as the Co-Founder and President of Cornerstone Home Lending, and the kindness she shared with everyone she met. Judy’s legacy of helping others will continue to live on through annual contributions to deserving charities and individual scholarships, like the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association’s Certified Mortgage Leader Program.

Judy Belanger was born in Wood River, Illinois in 1945. In 1972, Judy and David – her husband of 57 years and childhood sweetheart – settled in Houston. Judy joined the mortgage industry in the 1970s and co-founded Cornerstone Home Lending with Marc Laird in 1988. Judy’s joy for life was unparalleled. She loved to travel and had a passion for the performing arts, frequently attending performances of the Houston Ballet and the Houston Grand Opera. Giving back was central in Judy’s life and she was involved with many charities and service activities. She held a position on the Executive Leadership Team for March of Dimes, an organization she held close to her heart.

As a leader, Judy shaped a supportive and happy workplace. She loved to have fun and make others smile, often closing emails with her favorite line: Party On, Dudes! The accomplishments and service achievements throughout her nearly 50-year career are too many to count. The impact she had on others as a mentor, servant leader, and true friend is immeasurable. Judy’s kindness and influence is forever written on the hearts of those who knew her.