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CWA Joe Beirne Foundation Scholarship Program


Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2021-2022 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment. Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies. CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply. An original essay must be submitted for your application to be considered. Upload your essay as one document in Microsoft Word format when you submit this form. Please submit a typed, double-spaced essay of no more than 250 words. The topic of this essay should be related to any aspect of the Labor Movement and how it has affected your life. For example, what role have unions played in your family; or, why are unions important? In the same document, but after the essay, please let us know if you have a major or career objective. To speed application processing, please title your file this way: "firstname_lastname_mmdd.doc" - "firstname" being your first name, "lastname" being your last name, and "mmdd" being your month and day of birth. Example: "jane_doe_0319.doc"

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
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  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

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Contact Heather Atkinson
Program Director
Tel: 937-298-9984
Fax: 937-298-2636 Address 2701 Dryden Rd
Dayton, OH 45439