2022 Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship

Mar 23, 2022

We’re accepting online entries for the 2022 Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship. Please visit https://hfiunionhall.org/members/ to submit your entry. Deadline is July 1, 2022.

In 1990, then General President William G. Bernard was honored with a dinner. Bernard, who served as the HFIAW General President from 1989 to 2001, and his wife began an Insulators Union scholarship fund from the dinner’s proceeds.

The scholarship is named in honor of Bernard’s mother and mother-in-law, Florence Bernard and Alta Miller, who both passed away in 1989, and all the mothers of all Insulators members.

Since 1990, the Insulators Union has annually awarded the Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarships during a dinner event. The names of all the entrants are placed into a drum and the significant others of our Union’s leadership randomly draw the one-year scholarship winners.

Bernard’s dedication to the union and commitment to development and leadership lives on through the scholarships, which are annually awarded to deserving members or family members of the Insulators Union. Each student receives a $5,000 scholarship to continue his or her education.

The Florence Bernard/Alta Miller Scholarship Fund also provides for awards in the form of $5,000 grants to support special education programs for the mentally or physically challenged.

During the 2007 Convention, delegates voted to perpetually fund the scholarship by the general membership at a rate of one-half of 1 cent per hour worked. At the 2017 Convention, a resolution was passed to raise the hourly contribution to 1 cent per hour worked to ensure the financial stability of the fund.

“We are proud of our members and their families that continue to advance their education” said General President Gregory T. Revard. “This scholarship and grant is an excellent way to preserve the legacy that General President Emeritus Bernard left and the two women in his life, Florence Bernard and Alta Miller, that he admired.”

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International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
Local 131 New Brunswick

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