Scholarships

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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RICHARD "DIK" DAYS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION


DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
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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OTHER SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

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Students who are interested in United Auto Workers or UAW scholarships will either need to be current members of the union organization or children of members. Following a long and strong history of supporting one another, UAW union scholarships are often paid for by money raised through individual chapters located around the United States.

USA GRANT APPLICATIONS
The fee is only $29.95, which is an extremely fair price to pay for the wealth of online resources, knowledge and application sources we will provide. With your small registration fee, you will receive instant access to our members-only application sources site.

Our membership fee comes with a GUARANTEE. If you do not qualify for funding for which you are eligible, your entire payment will be refunded to you immediately. Either you find funding that suits your situation, or you pay nothing! All you do is provide our support staff with the funding agency you applied to and the response you received, and your fee will be refunded immediately.

JOHN F. SAFFOMILLA AND E. ROY COLVILLE SCHOLARSHIP

PDF icon 2021 Scholarship Information

DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2021
The MDA-UAW Local 571 is pleased to announce the availability of eight (8) annual John F. Saffomilla and E. Roy Colville Scholarship Awards of $2,500.00 each to graduating high school seniors, pursuing a higher education, who meet the qualifying guidelines.  

Eligibility to apply for these scholarship awards is limited to graduating high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a Local 571 member in good standing.  Applications for the scholarship awards for 2018 are available from your Grievance Representative.

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WORKERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

PDF icon 2021 Workers Memorial scholarship

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2021
Each year during Worker Memorial Day ceremonies on April 28th, workers, legislators, members of organized labor unions, worker advocates and others gather together to honor the memory of those workers who have lost their lives because of workplace injuries or illnesses. The ceremonies highlight the sacrifices made by these workers and of the families left behind and inspire us all to work harder on behalf of the welfare of all workers.

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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. 

2021 application is now closed. Awards will be announced the first week of June.

2022 application will be available in mid-June.

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