Dear Brothers and Sisters:
It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2018 Irving Flaumenbaum Memorial Scholarship Program. High School Seniors who apply for the Flaumenbaum Scholarship are automatically in the running for the Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships.
In total, $23,000 in scholarship money is available to CSEA members’ children. High School Seniors are eligible to apply. Please inform your members that applications are now available, the 2018 application is enclosed; please make copies as needed. Additional applications are available at CSEA Region & Satellite Offices as well as Headquarters. This application can also be downloaded from our website: www.cseanv.ora and on the region websites.
OLD APPLICATIONS COULD DISQUALIFY POTENTIAL CANDIDATES. ALL OLD APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE DESTROYED. APPLICATIONS WERE REVISED 1/18. PLEASE CHECK BACK, LOWER RIGHT CORNER FOR THAT DATE.
The Irving Flaumenbaum Award will provide eighteen $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors; three in each Region. As some of you may remember, Irving was a spirited CSEA activist for more than three decades. He was President of Long Island Region 1 and an AFSCME International Vice President at the time of his death.
The Pearl Insurance and MetLife Insurance Company Scholarships will provide two awards of $2,500 each. The top 2% of scholastic achievers, based on high school average, class rank and SAT scores, will be selected to create the eligibility pool for this scholarship.
The Pearl Insurance Award is in memory of Charles Foster, a long-time CSEA activist who began with CSEA in the 1930’s. Mr. Foster was also the first business officer of the SUNY system and, in recognition of that, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior entering the SUNY system.
The MetLife Award is named for Joseph D. Lochner, CSEA’s first employee and former Executive Director who spent over forty years in service to this union.
A bulletin board flier is enclosed for posting at your facility. Please fill in the name and phone number of the person to contact for applications. You may wish to copy a sufficient supply for posting on all bulletin boards and/or distribution to your Shop Stewards.
Application deadline is April 15, 2018. Winners will be notified in June and announced on the CSEA website.
Thank you for your assistance in getting the word out about this valuable program for our members.