Local 4009 Scholarships

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CWA Local 4009 scholarship awards are:

  • Dominic Guadagni Scholarship $600.00
  • David G. Jordan Scholarship $500.00
  • Richard T. Jordan Memorial Scholarship $500.00
  • Tina Roll Scholarship $325.00
  • Jetty Wells Scholarship $325.00
  • D’Arthor Pearce Scholarship $325.00

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP TRUST

A sum of $45,000.00, in three separate accounts of $15,000.00 each, was put in trust to accrue interest for the annual scholarships.  If the funds have not accrued $1,000.00 each in interest in the previous year, the additional funds would be taken from the General Fund of the local.

ADMINISTRATION

The Scholarship Fund would be administered by the Local’s Executive Board. The scholarship funds administration will remain under the direction of the Executive Board and shall not become part of the By-Laws of the local.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for a Local 4009 Scholarship Award, you must meet the following requirements: The applicant must be either:

  1. A member or retiree of CWA Local 4009.
  2. The husband, wife or dependent son or daughter, or other legal dependent of a member, retiree or deceased member of Local 4009.
  3. The dependent shall be under the age of 27

Member, for the purpose of this Scholarship, means either:

  1. Active members in good standing at the time the application is submitted and thereafter.
  2. Retirees who were members in good standing at the time of their retirement.
  3. Deceased members who were in good standing at the time of their death.

The applicant must also be either:

  1. A full-time student of a college, university, community college, private institute or trade school.
  2. A high school graduate at the time of application who has been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning.
  3. A member who is seeking additional work related education.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

An applicant must have a high school diploma, or the equivalent thereof, and intend to apply the Scholarship to further said applicant’s education with an accredited educational institution.  Colleges, universities, community colleges, and trade schools qualify as educational institutions.  Said institution must be accredited with a state, federal, or recognized educational accreditation agency.

METHOD OF SELECTION

A random drawing from a pool of eligible applicants to determine which applicants are entitled to the six yearly scholarships shall be held at a regularly scheduled membership meeting.  Runners-up shall be selected in the event the winners fail to qualify.

PROCEDURE FOR SCHOLARSHIP PAYMENT

An applicant awarded a Scholarship has the burden of proving to the Local Committee that said applicant is accepted and enrolled at an accredited educational institution.  The Committee has full power to construe the provisions of this plan.  If the Committee is satisfied that the winner meets the criteria of this plan, the Committee shall direct the Local Secy-Treasurer to issue a check or draft to the winning applicant and institution in exchange for a receipt signed by that applicant acknowledging payment of the Scholarship Award.

If an applicant has already paid tuition to the institution, upon receiving proof of payment from the institution, the Committee shall direct the Local Secy-Treasurer to issue a check or draft to the winning applicant.

If an applicant has not paid tuition to the institution, proof of enrollment must be proved to the Committee.  Upon receipt of said proof, the Committee shall direct the Local Secy-Treasurer to issue a check or draft payable to the applicant and institution.

Neither the Committee nor the Local and its officers shall be liable for any action taken or omitted by them in good faith.

DISQUALIFICATION

The Scholarship will not be awarded to any applicant who:

  1. Has a scholarship which pays for full tuition, room and board (full ride scholarship) to an institution of higher learning.
  2. Is seeking a Masters or Doctorate Degree.

No other award of financial aid will be grounds for disqualification.

Applications will be reviewed by the Committee and approved before the drawing.

The winners of the Scholarship Awards must request payment no later than 180 days from the drawing date.

The drawing for the   Scholarships will be held at the September General Membership Meeting.

Mail or drop off your applications to the Local hall at the following address:

C.W.A. Local 4009
17233 W. Ten Mile Road
Southfield, MI   48075

All applications must be received at the Local no later than 4:30pm the Wednesday before the September General Membership Meeting in order to qualify for this year’s drawing.  Copies of the scholarship application may be picked up at the Local or downloaded at the link on the right.

2019 APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 4:30PM WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2019.

THE DRAWINGS WILL BE HELD AT THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2019.