The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the CWA Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years.
Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being awarded for the 2021-2022 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, taking fewer than 12 credits, will receive half of the scholarship amount.
Eligible for the awards are CWA members and their spouses, children, and grandchildren, including those of retired or deceased members.
Maya Harper, daughter of Robin Dade, CWA Local 1038
Debbie Yu, member, CWA Local 1104
Destiny Kirk, daughter of Richard Kirk, CWA Local 81359
Malek Boxx, son of Ronald Boxx, CWA Local 1170
Messiah Cook, son of Marie Cook, CWA Local 1036
Alyssa Montalvo, daughter of Julio Montalvo, CWA Local 13000
Jakobe Smith, son of Frederick Smith CWA Local 3902
Leah Daire, daughter of Alexander Daire, CWA Local 3122
Zach Boerner, grandson of Frank Boerner, CWA Local 4603
Paige Yu, daughter of Weili Du, CWA Local 24008
Nicholas Aragon, son of Leticia Aragon, CWA Local 6001
Derek Bachman, son of Matt Bachman, CWA Local 6402
Jackson Anderson, son of Tony Anderson, CWA Local 7476
Matthew Mejia, son of Omar Mejia, CWA Local 9510
Chioma Chibuko, daughter of Efanye Chibuko, CWA Local 9410
Pascal Hum, son of Peter Hum, CWA Local 30205