Every spring Local 39521 encourages graduating high school students and those transitioning to graduate studies to apply for a Guild scholarship. Eligible applicants potentially may receive grants that range from $100 to $500. Most of the funds come from generous donations by our retired members, many of whom have been supporting the future aspirations of young people for decades.
Some of you may remember that we changed the name of our scholarship fund after the passing of beloved Guild member Russ Cain of the Monterey Herald. Russ was the kind of person who kept his words to a minimum but his efforts on behalf of workers were monumental. We hope to honor Russ’s memory by attaching his name to gifts that support young people as they pursue their dreams. Thus, we created the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund.
The Russ Cain fund is available to Guild members and their dependents who just graduated from high school and/or in support of studies that are related to the activities of this Local, The NewsGuild and/or Communications Workers of America.
Click here for this year’s application. The application and supporting documents are due in the Guild offices by June 15, 2015. Please call administrative officer Kat Anderson at (415) 421-6833 if you have any questions.