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Abraham D. Chatman Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial assistance to students pursuing higher education.

Deadline

April 1

Number and Size of Awards

Up to 10 awards of $2,000 each.

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 child-of-union member status will be confirmed by the Rochester Regional Joint Board.

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). Payment is mailed to the school for the recipient's account once required documentation is received.

To release the scholarship payment, send an un/official transcript verifying full-time enrollment to the Community Foundation. Scholarships not claimed by March 15 in the assigned year will be forfeited.

Renewability

This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.


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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