Celebrating Paterson Scholarship Winners

June 7, 2019

Basil Paterson Scholarship winners at April 17 celebration.

The Union, Funds and management came together in 1199’s Cherkasy Davis Conference Center on April 17 to celebrate winners of the 2019 Basil Paterson Scholarship. The program is named for 1199’s great friend, labor lawyer Basil A. Paterson. Mr. Paterson, an attorney for nearly five decades, spent 20 years as counsel for 1199SEIU and was a tireless advocate for homecare workers. He also served as Secretary of State of New York under Gov. Hugh Carey and Deputy Mayor of New York City under Mayor Ed Koch. The Paterson Scholarship is available to eligible members covered by the Home Care Education Fund, which administers the annual labor/management prize. The scholarship provides tuition and financial support to homecare workers enrolled in college and allied health certification programs. Awards are based on a competitive review process and may be used to pay for up to 9 credits per semester. The scholarship includes a cash stipend each academic term providing resources to cover tuition and college fees, transportation, child-care expenses and, where applicable, the cost of review courses for licensing exams. This year’s winners are: Abigail Frimpong, Bohdanna Kudryk, Cruzita Jones, Dalia Barbos, Florence Eddie, Gwyneth Jack, Odile Pamphile, Shevourne Joseph, Sixtus Onyeche and Stacey Flemming- Greene. For more information about the program, contact Frances Sadler at Frances.Sadler@1199Funds.org.

- 1199 Magazine: May / June 2019