Leonard C. Ball & James H. Bell
Each year CBTU awards two scholarships
to high school and college students in the names of two men who
exemplified union activism and a thirst for knowledge. The Leonard
C. Ball and James H. Bell Scholarship Fund was established to honor
the late Leonard Ball, the first executive director of CBTU and
the top aide to AFSCME International Secretary Treasurer William
Lucy, and the late Jim Bell, president of the New York Chapter of
the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and a major force in the
city politics of New York City.
- $1,000 Scholarship-Students,
including CBTU members, who have or about to graduate from high
school and have applied or have already been accepted by a college
or university, are eligible for this scholarship. Among other
requirements, applicants must submit a 500-word essay on "How
the Union and/or the Labor Movement has Influenced Me."
- $1,500 Scholarship-Students,
including CBTU members, who are currently enrolled in a college
or university, have completed their freshman year, with a minimum
2.5 grade point average, are eligible for this scholarship. Among
other requirements, applicants must submit a 500-word essay on
"How the Union and/or the Labor Movement has Influenced Me."
Application forms and more scholarship
information are available from CBTU's national office. Write: CBTU
Office, P.O.Box 66268, Washington, DC 20035-6268. The scholarship
recipients are announced at CBTU's annual national convention in
In addition, many CBTU chapters
sponsor their own youth programs and student scholarship funds.
Check the CBTU
Chapter Directory on this site and contact
your local CBTU affiliate for information about their student aid
or youth initiatives.
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