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Abraham D. Chatman Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

For dependent children (as described per union rules) of members of local unions affiliated with Rochester Regional Joint Board, Workers United.

Deadline

April 1

Number and Size of Awards

Up to five awards of $2,000 each; renewable for up to four awards.

Allowed Use of Award

Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books, and other educational expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

For dependent children (as described per union rules) of currently employed members of local unions affiliated with Rochester Regional Joint Board, Workers United, who:

  • Are graduating high school seniors entering a two- or four-year institution or are currently enrolled freshmen or sophomore students, and;
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA (C+ or higher for high school students).

Financial need is a consideration.

Application Process

The application process is coordinated through the Community Foundation.

To begin a new application, click here.

If you have already started an online application and would like to log in to your account to continue working, click here.

This is an Employer Related Scholarship, and the Rochester Regional Joint Board will confirm status as child of union member.

Committee/Selection Process

The selection process is coordinated through the Community Foundation. A committee comprised of Community Foundation staff and community representatives reviews applications and selects recipient(s).

Note: Applicant names are sent to the Rochester Regional Joint Board for confirmation of eligibility.

Award Announcement and Payment

An award letter with instructions to claim the award is sent to the recipient. The scholarship can be applied to either the Fall semester (between July 1 and October 15) or Spring semester (between December 1 and March 15). Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited. Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the initial or one-time scholarship payment, send a class schedule or un/official transcript to the Community Foundation verifying full-time enrollment. To release subsequent scholarship payments, send an un/official transcript or the Abraham D. Chatman Scholarship Renewal Form to the Community Foundation verifying continued enrollment and good standing.

Renewability

This scholarship is renewable for a total of up to four awards; renewability varies per recipient. Please see the Award Announcement and Payment section above for more information.


Donor Information

This scholarship was established to honor Abe Chatman, who served as manager of the Rochester Regional Joint Board for more than 50 years. During his tenure, he led the union to prominence, established the Sidney Hillman Health Center, and became the spokesman for organized labor in Rochester and much of upstate New York.



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