Pictured above, from left to right are scholarship recipients Konstantina Siokis (Yovnello Award), Ivana Alava (BKMUW), Rebekah Madrid (BKMUW) and Paul Ajayi (BKMUW) followed by AFT Local 1904 Vice President for Internal Affairs Brian Abrams, followed in turn by recipients Ashley Vitello (BKMUW), Bianca Francois (Yovnello Award), and Olivia Tarrio (BKMUW). Recipients not in attendance for the photo were Diana Fernandez (Nunn Scholarship for a single parent) and Luis Torres (BKMUW).
Recipients are all undergraduate students in various majors, in good academic standing, with strong scholastic aspirations, and who have demonstrated that they would substantively benefit from the support of the scholarship as a resource.
The BKMUW scholarship fund was established in 1997, in honor of Catherine A. Becker, James P. Keenen III, Joseph T. Moore, Anita E. Uhia, and Connie Waller, all former faculty and active union members who were deeply committed to the principles of collective bargaining and to helping our students who demonstrate a significant economic need. The Yovnello and Nunn awards were established shortly following the BKMUW.
Congratulations to all nine recipients!