Teamsters Local 174 George Cavano Annual Scholarship Fund

We are now accepting applications for the 2017 George Cavano Annual Scholarship

Posted: February 13, 2017

2017 Cavano Scholarship Requirements and Eligibility (pdf)

2017 Cavano Scholarship Application

 

George Cavano, 1958

George Cavano, 1958

GEORGE CAVANO ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of this essay contest is to award up to ten (10) scholarships for attending an accredited public or private University, Community College, Vocational or Technical School anywhere in the United States. The amount of the scholarships will range from $500-$2500, depending on the strength of application, written essay and the costs associated with the program.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILTY CRITERIA

1. Applicants must be the son, daughter, grandchild, or legal dependent of an active, retired, disabled, deceased or laid-off Teamster who has or had at least twelve months of consecutive membership in good standing in Teamsters Local 174.

2. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors for the current year.

3. Applicants must currently have a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) beginning with 9th grade to most recent. A copy of the grade transcript to support the claim of a 2.5 cumulative (GPA) must accompany the application.

4. All applications must be completed in full and accompanied by a written essay of 500 words or less on the subject designated by the Local 174 Scholarship Committee.

5. Essays should be submitted on 8.5” x 11” paper, typed and double spaced, with applicant’s written signature at the conclusion of the essay.

6. Applications are available at the Teamsters Local 174 office and on the Local Union website www.teamsters174.org.

7. Completed applications may be hand delivered or sent by (certified or registered) mail to Teamsters Local 174 George Cavano Annual Scholarship Fund, 14675 Interurban Ave S Suite 303, Tukwila, WA 98168. Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2017. Any application received after that date will not be considered.

8. The Scholarship Committee will review applications to assure that all eligibility criteria and requirements have been followed and met.

9. Failure on the part of the applicant to meet the rules may subject the applicant to disqualification by the Committee. If disqualified, the decision of the Scholarship Committee shall be final.

10. Each essay will be reviewed and scored by at least three readers from The George Cavano Annual Scholarship Essay Review Committee. Family members of current applicants are not eligible to be members of the selected committee.

11. The George Cavano Annual Scholarship Essay Review Committee will be selected by the current Board of Directors prior to the application deadline.

12. Scholarships will be awarded after recipient provides proof of registration to an accredited public or private University, Community College, Vocational or Technical School.

13. Children and or grandchildren of full-time representatives, organizers and officers are considered ineligible for any and all scholarships awarded by Teamsters Local 174 George Cavano Annual Scholarship Fund.

14. Winners will be notified by the current Local 174 Executive Board no later than June 15th of each year.

15. The above dates are subject to change with approval from the Board of Directors.

ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP QUESTION

Please state the effects, both positive and/or negative, of collective bargaining for working class Americans, and in your opinion, the role of Unions in the future.

Cite any documents that you relied upon in forming your conclusions.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Teamsters Local 174 at 206.441.6060

2016 George Cavano Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 scholarships!!

Anne Fuenzalida: $2500
Member sponsor is James Fuenzalida, Recology

Zondi Cooperrider Young: $2500
Member sponsor is Don Young, UPS

Alexandria Wooley: $2500
Member sponsor is Robert Wooley, Boeing

Hailey Johnston: $2000
Member sponsor is Shelly Johnston, UPS

David Brunner: $2000
Member sponsor is Mark Brunner, UPS


2015 George Cavano Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 scholarships!!

Congratulations to the 2015 Cavano Scholarship winners

Nicole Bolf, Third of Three 2014 George Cavano Scholarship Winners

Posted: October 7, 2014
Source: Teamsters Local 174

Nicole Bolf

Pictured above is Nicole Bolf, who was a 2014 Cavano Scholarship winner in the amount of $2000.

Congratulations to Nicole! She is the daughter of Local 174 member Michael Bolf (UPS).

 

Kristen Stewart, Second of Three 2014 George Cavano Scholarship Winners

kristen-stewartPosted: October 6, 2014
Source: Teamsters Local 174
Congratulations to Kristen Stewart, the second of our three 2014 George Cavano Scholarship winners. She is shown here after receiving a George Cavano scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00.

Kristen is the daughter of proud Local 174 member Kenneth Stewart (Columbia).

 

Jeffrey Jones, One of Three 2014 George Cavano Scholarship Winners

Posted: August 20, 2014
Source: Teamsters Local 174
Jeffrey Jones is the son of Local 174 member Donald Jones, who works at Boeing. Jeffrey received a George Cavano scholarship in the amount of $2,500.00. Here are some photos from his visit to Local 174.

There are two other scholarship winners and their photos will be posted upon availability.

 

2014 George Cavano Annual Scholarship Winners

Since 2012, the Teamsters Local 174 George Cavano Annual Scholarship has been helping Teamsters families fund their children’s college education goals. We are honored to support the sons, daughters and grandchildren of active, retired, disabled, deceased and laid-off Local 174 Teamsters in their quest for higher education through scholarship opportunities

Teamsters Local 174 is happy to announce the selection of three graduating high school recipients for the 2014 year. Two scholarships were in the amount of $2500 and the third in the amount of $2000. This is to help offset the costs of their continued education. We would like to recognize and congratulate the recipients of this year Teamsters Local 174 George Cavano Scholarships.
2014 Local 174 George Cavano Scholarship Winners

Student Name Member Name
Jeffrey Jones Donald Jones (Boeing) $2,500.00
Kristen Stewart Kenneth Stewart (Columbia) $2,500.00
Nicole Bolf Michael Bolf (UPS) $2,000.00
  • Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 George Cavano Scholarship!

    In 2013 Local 174 was proud to award four scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the amount of $2500 each. We would like to recognize the recipients of the 2013 George Cavano Annual Scholarships:

    • Daniele Curley (above left)
      (Teamster Member: Scott Curley / UPS)
    • Elizabeth Gore
      (Teamster Member: Dave Blaney / Peninsula)
    • Nicole Polyakov (above center)
      (Teamster Member: Alexander Polyakov / Reddaway)
    • Travis Kersey (above right)
      (Teamster Member: Kevin Kersey / CSI)