2013 Richard 'Dik' Days Scholarships
Richard “Dik” Days
The Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship Fund will offer two scholarships in 2013. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a recent high school graduate or current undergraduate, enrolled full-time at a college or university in the fall of 2012. The student scholarship is available to Connecticut residents only.
The second scholarship will be awarded to a dues paying member of the International Union of the United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) Region 9A or Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU, of which AFSCME is an affiliate), who resides in New England, eastern New York or Puerto Rico.
This scholarship award will cover travel and lodging expenses for a one week education session at the UAW Summer Institute, Walter and Mae Reuther Family Education Center in Black Lake, Michigan.
Please visit the websites Region9A.uaw.org (not preceded by www), www.council4.org or Richard ‘Dik’ Days Scholarship on Facebook to download a scholarship application, and to review other scholarship requirements.
The deadline is April 5, 2013 for submission of applications and all supporting documentation.
Scholarships will be presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the UAW in Farmington. Download the flyer below under "Additional Resources."
The Richard “Dik” Days Scholarship Fund is created in memory of Richard Adam Days, who was a labor educator for the UAW. Prior to his retirement he was the Education & Civil Rights Director for the UAW, Region 9A.
He was a member of the UAW for over 40 years, a charter member of the National Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-founder and former President if the Connecticut Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, co-founder of the Connecticut Chapter of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute, a lifetime member of the NAACP, a lifetime member of the African American Alliance, and a six term member of the Bloomfield Town Council.