The Connecticut Chapter of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and the United Auto Workers union (UAW), in collaboration with the Days Family, are pleased to announce the 2015 Richard (Dik) Days Scholarship Awards.
If you are a graduating high school senior attending college full-time in the fall or a current undergraduate student, enrolled full-time in a college/university you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2015.
The deadline is April 3, 2015 for submission of applications and all supporting documentation.
There is also a fundraiser scheduled for May 9, 2015 at UAW Region 9A in Farmington. Scroll down for a flyer and to learn how you can support the fund.
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. Brother Days was a rigorous trade unionist, political activist and community advocate. As a labor educator, Dik worked endlessly to educate union and non-union workers, their families and young adults on labor history, the contributions of organized labor in the workplace and the rights of workers.
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 of 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.