One $500 and two $250 educational grants for members of the Eastern Maine Labor Council and Food AND Medicine and their families.
Who Can Apply: Generally speaking, members in good standing of the Eastern Maine Labor Council’s 35 affiliated unions and living in Waldo, Penobscot, Hancock or Washington Counties, laid-off members of EMLC union locals, members of Food AND Medicine, and the families of all of these groups. For further details about eligibility, call Steve Husson at Food AND Medicine at 989-5860.
How to Apply: In an essay, or similar medium, respond to the following -
“This scholarship is an act of solidarity—it is given by people striving to make the world better for other working people. Please tell us how you would define solidarity? How is your definition of solidarity linked to labor and working class issues? How do you intend to use your education to bring more solidarity into the world?”
Please supply details establishing your eligibility, such as evidence of a school program, name of family member and union affiliated with the EMLC or FAM. Responses should be typed, 250 to 300 words long and are not expected to be stylistically perfect. Applicants will be judged upon quality of their entire application as well as on thoughtfulness, sincerity, and commitment to social justice and solidarity for working families.
How it Works: Recipients will be chosen by a joint committee of Food AND Medicine and EMLC members and notified as soon as possible. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the EMLC/FAM’s July 4th Celebration. Send applications to the Solidarity Scholarship Program, 20 Ivers Street, Brewer, ME 04412. Applications must be postmarked by April 25th, 2012.