IAM Announces 2014 Scholarship Award Winners

The 2014 IAM Scholarship competition has concluded and the winners have been announced.

Click here to view the full list of recipients.

An impartial committee of educators selected 16 recipients for this year’s awards. Twelve college and two vocational school scholarships were awarded to children of members, and two scholarships went to IAM members.

Each year, the IAM also awards a special scholarship named after Roman Mayfield, a 55-year member of Seattle IAM District 751 and legendary trade unionist who passed away in 2002. The Mayfield Scholarship goes to the recipient who best represents the spirit of volunteerism and service to his or her community, which was a hallmark of Brother Mayfield. Coleman Dean, son of Edmonton, AB, Canada Local 99 member James B. Dean, was awarded the 2014 Mayfield Scholarship.

The IAM has always placed a high value on education, from funding scholarships for IAM members and their families to advocating for a national investment in skills training. The IAM has awarded scholarships to members and children of members throughout the U.S. and Canada since 1960.

“We congratulate the winners and thank all those who participated in the 2014 competition,” said IAM Safety and Health Department Director Mike Flynn, whose department administers the popular program. “The IAM Scholarship program is possible because of the generosity of IAM locals, districts and other donors who contribute to the Scholarship Fund, and we thank them for their support.”

The four-person panel that selected the winners included Karen Felton, Director of Admissions at George Washington University in Washington, DC; Michael J. O’Leary, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Goucher College in Baltimore; Denise Simmons Graves, psychology professor and counselor at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD; and Julie Weismantel, chair of the committee and former employee of the Canadian Embassy.

Click here to view the 2014 IAM Scholarship Winners.