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October 26, 2012

UUP awards scholarships to five SUNY students

United University Professions (UUP), the union that represents academic and professional faculty on state-operated State University of New York campuses, has awarded its annual scholarships to five SUNY students.

The union awarded UUP College Scholarships to four outstanding full-time undergraduate students enrolled at a SUNY state-operated campus. Applicants for the $3,000 scholarship must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75. Students must also demonstrate personal and academic achievement as well as a strong record of community service and a dedication to labor unions.

The undergraduate recipients of the 2012 UUP scholarships are:

Charlene Budziewski

Charlene Budziewski of Cheektowaga, N.Y., a senior at the University at Buffalo majoring in media studies and theater with a grade point average of 3.9;

Amy Smith

Amy Smith of Potsdam, N.Y., a sophomore at SUNY Potsdam majoring in math and psychology with a grade point average of 3.98;

Alexandra Santiago

Alexandra Santiago of Rocky Point, N.Y., a senior at Stony Brook majoring in environmental studies with a grade point average of 3.87; and

Katelyn Komsa

Katelyn Komsa of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, a senior at SUNY Potsdam majoring in biology and chemistry with a grade point average of 3.87.



UUP awarded its William E. Scheuerman Post Baccalaureate Scholarship to Adrianna Hernandez-Stewart of Naples, Fla. Hernandez-Stewart is pursuing a Ph.D. in American studies and a master’s degree in media study from the University at Buffalo. Her grade point average is 3.97.

The $3,000 annual scholarship is awarded to a full-time SUNY graduate or professional student who exhibits dedication to the goals and ideals of the labor union movement. To qualify, students must be carrying a course load of a least nine credits, must have completed at least nine credits, and hold a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95.

Both the UUP undergraduate and post baccalaureate scholarships are awarded on a one-time basis, but there is no limit on how many times a student may apply. The application deadline for the 2013 scholarships is March 1.

Scholarship applications will be available after Dec. 1 and can be completed online by visiting UUP’s website at Applications will also be available at UUP chapter offices located at each of SUNY’s 29 state-operated campuses, at campus financial aid offices, or by calling UUP’s Administrative Office toll-free at (800) 342-4206.

Photos of the scholarship winners are available on request.

UUP is the nation's largest higher education union, with more than 37,000 academic and professional faculty and retirees. UUP members work at 29 New York state-operated campuses, including SUNY’s public teaching hospitals and health science centers in Brooklyn, Long Island and Syracuse. It is an affiliate of NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association, and the AFL-CIO.


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