Congratulations to this years winners!

Each of the following were selected for $2500 each to attend school following graduation.  Congratulations to all of the winners and parents/members of the winners.  Thank you for your efforts in making this happen during this pandemic and unexpected time.

Winners are:  Emily Evers (Dave Evers), Zeb Carty (Gerald Carty), Paige Zuidema (Todd Zuidema), Mathew Power (Robert Power), Giovanni Valentine (Robert Valentine), Taevis Kolz (Peter Kolz), Debryana Williams (Christopher Williams) and Natalie Trudell (John Trudell).

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The Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship Fund is an initiative formed through collaboration between the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) Connecticut Chapter, the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A and the Days Family. 

In the spirit of Brother Richard “Dik” Days’ impact on our communities at large, we are proud to offer this year’s scholarship. We will provide financial assistance to Connecticut residents who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program. Currently we award $1,000 to two students who submit a completed application. 

The students’ references, financial need, and primarily the substance of their essay contribute to us making a final decision as to who will be awarded a scholarship. 

Our scholarship is not predicated on area of studies, therefore it can be used where needed.

The Richard “Dik” Days Scholarship Fund was created through UAW Region 9A and The Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU) Connecticut Chapter in collaboration with the Days family in 2010. Richard Adam ‘Dik’ Days was a labor educator for the UAW.

Prior to his retirement he was the Education & Civil Rights Director for the UAW Region 9A

He was a rigorous trade unionist, political activist and community advocate. Brother Days had an impact on many lives and helped us better understand our role in the Union and the communities in which we serve.


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DEADLINE is JAN 31, 2020 
Amounts range from $500 to $4,000.  These one-time cash awards are forstudy beginning in the Fall of 2020.  Students may re-apply each year.