Scholarships

L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III

Sports Scholarship Awards Program

At the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in 1999, the A. L. “Mike” Monroe and Ralph D. Williams, III, Sports Scholarship was introduced and ratified into the Union’s 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.

Despite their athletic talent, neither man had the resources to attend college and instead joined the Union at a young age. This scholarship, named in their honor, gives IUPAT members’ children the chance to attain a higher education.

International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades
S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Awards

At the 25th General Convention held in Washington, DC, in August 1984, to honor his service to the International Union all his adult life, and his accomplishments and progressive thinking, a

resolution was passed creating the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund.

At the 27th General Convention held Washington, DC, in August 1994, General President A. L. “Mike” Monroe and the General Executive Board, who believe strongly in the principles for which the Scholarship Fund was created, and the need to continue and enhance this Convention theme of Organizing, Education and Training designed to bring all of our members and their families into the strategic planning and operation of our International Union through educational programs, passed a resolution to increase the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund to $20,000, allowing for (10) scholarships of $2,000.00 annually.

This fine program is available to sons, daughters, or legally adopted dependents of IUPAT members in good standing to apply for scholarships. All applicants must submit an essay, not less than 1,000 or more than 2,000 words on an essay topic selected by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee.