May 2014 Advocate – AFT 1493 awards scholarships

AFT 1493 awards two $1000 scholarships

The second annual recipients of the AFT Local 1493 scholarships have just been determined by the AFT selection committee, which consisted of Teeka James, AFT President, Lezlee Ware, Cañada Chapter Co-Chair, Dan Kaplan, AFT 1493 Executive Secretary, Salumeh Eslamieh, Cañada Executive Committee Rep, and Doniella Maher, Cañada part-time English instructor.

The winners of the AFT 1493 2014 scholarships are Jamela Brown of Cañada College and Larry Allen of CSM. Jamela and Larry will both receive $1000 from AFT Local 1493.

The AFT scholarships are awarded to “a student who is full time, part time, continuing, or transferring with a minimum GPA of 2.5, and participates in community service activities. Special consideration will be given to students committed to social justice issues and concerns, and/or have begun their college career in Basic Skills and/or ESL courses.”

The AFT awards two $1000 scholarships annually, a union tradition in the San Mateo Community College District that was started last year.