Members are encouraged to have their graduating daughters and sons apply for college funds from the Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid fund. Every year, our Guild retirees donate to this fund so that we can support graduating high schoolers in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships can range from $500 to $100, depending on need.
Jolie Brenes currently attends Diablo Valley College. She will pursue an Allied Health major, and plans to transfer to San Francisco State University. Her goal is to become an Ultrasound Technician.
Jordan B. Castro, our Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund winner for 2017, is the son of a Chronicle unit member. He will study civil engineering at San Francisco State University
Sophia Crescibene (SF Chronicle family) and Nyla Gatison (BANG-East Bay family) are the Guild’s 2016 recipients of Russ Cain Memorial Student Aid Fund awards. Sophia will attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Nyla will attend Occidental College this fall
The Guild has selected three recipients for the Russ Cain Memorial Scholarship funds: Laura Amador (daughter of Santa Rosa Press Democrat member Doug Amador), Savanna Birchfield (daughter of IGA unit leader Angie Birchfield) and Gracie Garcia (daughter of IGA member Rene Garcia).
For details, click here. Deadline is June 15, 2015.
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 …
Tech-savvy Guild leader Russ Cain was the union’s main database expert and one-man help desk for years. When he died recently, staff members wondered how they could possibly manage without him.