Labor Unions Announce $1,000.00 Michael E. Shampine Memorial Scholarship


Mike Shampine

    Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly, AFL-CIO, are accepting applications for the Michael E. Shampine Memorial Scholarship. The 2019 scholarship is in the amount of $1,000.00. Established by his union family to honor the memory of Michael E. Shampine, this fund is designed to provide a scholarship to an affiliated union member, or an immediate family member, who plans to enroll in continuing education. The scholarship will assist with enrollment in a degree program, qualified trades apprenticeship, or vocational school. The ideal recipient will be recognized as having a desire to succeed by demonstrating strengths in leadership, community and political awareness.

     Applications can be obtained at local union halls, The Community Foundation website www.endowdecatur. org or by calling scholarship chair, Amy Rueff at 217-433-5126. The deadline for the application is March 31, 2019. Decatur Trades & Labor Assembly is a central labor council of the AFLCIO and is made up of 35 local unions representing approximately 13,000 union members and retirees in Macon County.

     The mission of the AFL-CIO Central Labor Council is to organize in the community to promote social justice for all working people. Eligibility, application process and selection criteria are attached. For more information, contact Amy Rueff at 217-433-5126.

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