S. Frank “Bud” Raftery
IUPAT Member 1935–1986
General President March 1965–June 1984
At the 25th General Convention held in Washington, D.C., in August 1984, a resolution was passed creating the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund in honor of his service to the International Union, his accomplishments and his progressive thinking.
At the 27th General Convention held in Washington, D.C., in August 1994, then General President A. L. “Mike” Monroe and the General Executive Board, who strongly believed in the principles for which the scholarship was created, passed another resolution to increase the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund to $20,000.00, allowing for 10 scholarships of $2,000 annually.
All sons, daughter and legal dependants of IUPAT members in good standing are eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
All applicants must submit an essay, not less than 1,000 or more than 2,000 words on an essay topic chosen by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee. Contact your district council or local union for more information on how to apply.
A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship
At the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades’ convention in 1999, the A.L. “Mike” Monroe / Ralph D. Williams, III Sports Scholarship was introduced and ratified into the union constitution. This groundbreaking program was created to offer student athletes the opportunity to pursue their athletic ambitions while earning an advanced educational degree at the academic institution of their choosing.
The namesakes of this new scholarship program were both accomplished boxers as teenagers. In fact, Williams was elected into the Pennsylvania State Boxing Hall of Fame as well as being an avid football player. Yet, despite their athletic talent, neither man had the resources to attend college and instead joined the trades at a young age. This scholarship, named in their honor, will give IUPAT members’ sons and daughters the chance for the education they never attained.
Scholarship applications must be submitted by September 1st of this year. A four-member committee consisting of a representative from each region will review the applications. One applicant will be chosen from each region to receive the scholarship (a committee member will not vote on his/her own region).
One grant of $5,000 will be awarded to the selected school of each successful candidate for his/her education. Those who receive the scholarship are not eligible to apply for additional gifts under this program.
All applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered:
– He/she must be a legal dependent of an IUPAT member.
– The award is contingent upon the student enrolling in the school of their choice within one year of the award date or the award is forfeited.
– Applicant must supply a high school transcript.
– Applicant must supply a complete history of athletic participation and special recognition in high school.
– Applicant must be registered with the NCAA Clearing House and declare the athletic program in which he/she will be participating.
– A letter of recommendation must be submitted from the coach or athletic director of the institution the applicant has been accepted and has chosen to attend.
– A complete record of additional financial aid the student is receiving must be submitted.
Please submit your applications to:
IUPAT- A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams III Sports Scholarship
7234 Parkway Drive
Hanover, MD 2107