The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades is an advocate for higher learning. We believe that the children of our members should have the opportunity to attend college and through our scholarship program we give our aspiring scholars the chance to earn some extra financing toward their education. Many of our members aren’t aware of the scholarships available for our young students. Therefore, we would like to remind everyone of what we have to offer.
Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship
Given 10 times annually, the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship is available to all sons, daughters and legal dependants of IUPAT members in good standing. This scholarship was created in honor of S. Frank “Bud” Raftery’s service to the International Union, his accomplishments and his progressive thinking. To apply for this scholarship, applicants must submit an essay not less than 1,000 or more than 2,000 words on an essay topic chosen by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee. All essays selected by the committee will receive the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship grant worth $2,000.
A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship
Originally introduced at the 1999 IUPAT General Convention, the A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship was created to offer student athletes the chance to pursue their athletic ambitions while earning an advanced educational degree at the academic institution of their choosing. Four grants of $5,000 are given annually (one grant per region) by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee. The namesakes of this scholarship were both accomplished athletes, however they never got the chance to go to college due to a lack of resources. This scholarship named in their honor will give IUPAT member’s children the chance for the education they never had.
This Fall, three new recipients received the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship. Our first recipient is eighteen year-old Sobeida Godoy. Sobeida is the daughter of Local Union 1974 member Floyd Godoy. Ms. Godoy received the scholarship on October 12. She plans on studying childhood education at Northampton Community College.
Our second recipient of the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery scholarship is Carley Stutzman. Ms. Stutzman received the scholarship back in September. Carley is the daughter of DC 21 member Ralph Warren. This fall, Carley will attend Delaware Community College and will apply her grant toward tuition costs.
Our final recipient of the S. Frank “Bud Raftery Scholarship Benjamin Stoysich. Benjamin is the son of Local Union 109 member Patrick Stoysich. Benjamin will be using his scholarship to pay for his tuition at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
In October, the A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship was awarded to Sidney Hoffa . Sidney is the daughter of Local 841 member Brett Hoffa. Ms. Hoffa will be using her grant to help pay her tuition at the University of Albany.
The IUPAT congratulates all of our scholarship winners. We wish all of you the best in your pursuit of higher education!