Saturday, May 9, 2020

2020 Becker-Keenen-Moore-Brook-Uhia-Waller, Yovnello, and Nunn Scholarship Awards

The AFT Local 1904 is very pleased to have awarded nine scholarships in 2020! Recipients were acknowledged virtually (via Zoom) at our Membership Meeting on Wednesday, May 6th, 2020.

Pictured above, from left to right, beginning with the top row are scholarship recipients Daniel Aguiar-Salazar (BKMBUW), Daniel Andrade (Yovnello), Lindsay Bicher (BKMBUW), Mario Cifuentes (BKMBUW), Patrick Clackner (BKMBUW), Nicole Kuperus (Yovnello), Dayanna Martinez (BKMBUW), Trinity Stackhouse (BKMBUW), and Jenny Yeung (BKMBUW). 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.

Our heartfelt thanks to members of the 2020 Scholarship Committee: Carmen Reyes-Cuevas, Lisa Williams, Catherine Baird, Reginald Halaby, and Karen Mingo-Campbell. Also, sincere thanks to All those who provided recipients letters of recommendation for our students, to the Local Office Manager, Deb Corasio, for helping to manage the scholarship applications, and to the Officers of the Local 1904 for supporting the Scholarship Committee's award recommendations.

The BKMBUW Scholarship Fund was originally established in 1997 (followed shortly by establishment of Yovnello and Nunn awards—the Nunn award reserved specifically for students who are single parents). The Scholarship currently honors Catherine A. Becker, James P. Keenen III, Joseph T. Moore, Kenneth H. Brook, 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. 

Please consider contributing to the fund, including in another's name (loved one, etc.). To give to the Fund, please do so via this link or via the Foundation, earmarked for “BKMBUW."

Congratulations to all nine 2020 recipients!