CWA 1109

2019 Scholarships and Retirement Seminar

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Happy New Year Local 1109. With 2019 here, many of our high school seniors are deep into their college applications process and some may have already decided on which school they will be attending. To help defray some of the cost of your child's education, CWA 1109,  the CWA National Union, Union Plus and our vendor Nettworth Financial Group will be providing scholarships for qualified applicants. Below is information on these four scholarships, including application dates and the necessary forms needed to apply. Good luck to everyone applying.

We are also working with Nettworth Financial Group to host a retirement seminar on January 31st. I urge all members, not just those planning on retiring soon, to attend this important events. More details about the event are provided below.

Click here to download the application.

Joe Beirne Scholarship Program
The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern. On April 26, 1999, the CWA Executive Board voted to combine the Joseph Anthony Beirne Memorial Foundation and the Ray Hackney Scholarship Fund, thereby creating the CWA Joe Beirne Foundation. Read more about Joseph Beirne.

Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2019-2020 school year. Winners, selected in a lottery drawing, also will receive second-year scholarships of the same amount contingent upon satisfactory academic accomplishment.  Part-time students, less than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship monies.

Eligible for the awards are CWA members and their spouses, children and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members.

Click here to apply.

Union Plus Scholarship

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 2,700 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation, supported in part by contributions from the provider of the Union Plus Credit Card. (You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship.)

The deadline for this scholarship is January 31st. Click here to apply.

1109 Scholarship
Each year Local 1109 gives out the Joe Beirne Local 1109 Scholarship to deserving members and their dependents. Please click here to download the scholarship application. All applications must be returned to the local by May 31, 2019.