Applications for CWA Joe Beirne Foundation scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year are now being accepted through April 29.
Fifteen winners, selected in a lottery drawing, will receive partial college scholarships of up to $3,000 each, as well as second-year scholarships of the same amount, contingent upon satisfactory academic achievement.
CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to school may also submit applications.
Named for CWA's founding leader, Joseph Anthony Beirne, this valuable scholarship program has been built up by contributions from CWA Locals, members and officers. The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the CWA Executive Board to honor Beirne's lifelong commitment to education and progressive social causes.