2024 Scholarships Announcement & Deadlines

DC 82 Members in good standing,

You are all encouraged to share these two scholarship opportunities with your children and/or legal dependents. Please download the attached informational forms to begin the application process.

The applications will also be available in the Fall issue of the IUPAT Journal and on IUPAT.org, but we encourage all who apply to get a head start on writing their materials.

The deadline for the IUPAT to receive both scholarship applications is May 29, 2024.

S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship

Frank “Bud” Raftery
IUPAT Member
General President
March 1965—June 1984

At the 25th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1984 a resolution was passed, creating the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund, to honor his service to the International Union all of his adult life, his accomplishments, and his progressive thinking.

At the 27th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1994, General President A.L. “Mike” Monroe and the General Executive Board passed a resolution to increase the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund to $20,000, allowing for ten (10) scholarships of $2,000 annually. This was done because of their strong beliefs in the principles for which the Scholarship Fund was created, and the need to continue and enhance the Convention theme of Organizing, Education, and Training, which was designed to bring all of our membership and their families into the strategic planning and operation of our International Union through educational programs.

Sons, daughters, or legal dependents of IUPAT members in good standing, are eligible to apply for scholarships within this fine program.

The selected topic for 2024 is as follows:

2024 Presidential Election: Protecting Our Democracy & Communities.

Many Americans are fearful of a looming recession, continued inflation, federal policy response and the state of our job markets. To add to these fears is political polarization and how it will impact the future of the U.S. during the November 2024 Presidential Election. Our democracy is clearly at stake and Americans are preparing to brace themselves for what will inevitably be an historical Presidential Election this coming November. Labor unions, civil groups and our local governments will need to unite to defend our democratic rights – not only during this pivotal election but into the future.

Understanding the charge of unions, explain how unions protect our democracy and impact our communities. The scholarship awards are contingent upon the student attending a certified college, university, vocational tech./trade school or other such institute of higher learning.

Award winners must enroll in the school of their choice within a year of the award date or forfeit the award.

This year, the scholarship applicant submission deadline date for the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery and A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarships is May 29, 2024. Winners of both scholarship awards will be announced in the month of June 2024.

A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship

At the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in 1999, the A. L. “Mike” Monroe and Ralph D. Williams, III, Sports Scholarship was introduced and ratified into the Union’s Constitution. 

This groundbreaking program was created to offer student athletes the opportunity to pursue their athletic ambitions while earning an advanced educational degree at the academic institution of their choosing. 

Despite their athletic talent, neither man had the resources to attend college and instead joined the Union at a young age. This scholarship, named in their honor, gives IUPAT members’ children the chance to attain a higher education. In 1000, words describe why you should receive this award! 

All applicants must meet the following requirements: 

  • He/she must be a legal dependent of an IUPAT member in good standing.
  • Supply an official high school transcript. 
  • A complete history of athletic participation and special recognition in high school.
  • Register with the NCAA Clearing House and declare the athletic program in which he/she will be participating.
  • A letter of recommendation must be submitted from the coach or athletic director of the institution the applicant has been accepted and has chosen to attend.
  • A complete record of additional financial aid. 

The award is contingent upon the student enrolling in the school of their choice within one year of the award date or the award is forfeited.

Scholarship applications must be submitted and received by May 29, 2024. Please submit your applications to the IUPAT-A. L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III, Sports

Scholarship, 7234 Parkway Drive, Hanover, MD, 21076 or via email to [email protected]. Winners will be announced June 2024.