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E.J. Mays Scholarship:

     Eugene J Mays was born and raised in Fairmount West Virginia. There he started his career as a coal miner and helped to unionize his co-workers into the United Mine Workers under John l. Lewis.

    After Gene's discharge from the Army in 1947, he moved to Buffalo where he was employed at the Western Electric Company. There he became a member of the Communications Workers of America and rose to the Presidency of Local 1162, which represented the Western Electric employees.

     In 1951 Mr. Mays became a CWA international Representative and in 1963 was elected to Director of the Union's Upstate New York area. Six years later he was promoted to Assistant Vice President of CWA District 1 and moved to District Headquarters in New York City.

     While in Buffalo, Gene was an activist in the Black community and prominent in organizations for improved racial relations.

     He was a Buffalo AFL-CIO Council Board Member, a Director of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of WNY, a Director of Community Action Organization of Buffalo and the Black Business Development Corp. He also was a member of the Mayor's Council on youth Opportunity and the Board of Managers, Michigan Ave. Branch YMCA.

    His untimely death left many black people with one less effective leader and the CWA with a void that has been difficult to fill. But we remember Gene for what he left behind. His ways taught all of us the real meaning of love, dedication, devotion, understanding, compassion and equality.

    He has helped all of us. For those reasons we feel it is appropriate to establish a scholarship fund in his name.

E.J. Mays Scholarship Application 2023 (in Word)

E.J. Mays Scholarship Application 2023 (PDF) 

After filling out the form (either in PDF or in Word) please return the completed application to CWA Local 1133.

Scholarship Winners 2022

Scholarship WinnerSponsoring MemberLocal
Blake Gradl Deborah Gradl1168
Kyle CohenJill Cohen1122
Ashley BlaszThomas Blasz1115
Abigail AnderScott Ander1122
Jonah LewisBrigitte Lewis1168
Santino BurgasMichelle Burgas1133
Nathaniel BenderKimberly Bender1133
Isabella MillerAlicia Miller1168
Dylan CrowleyJudith Huntington-Crowley1168
Julie AntonioThomas Antonio1122

Scholarship Winners 2021

Scholarship WinnerSponsoring MemberLocal
Lindsey MayerDennis Mayer1133
Micheal PodowskiRhonda Kaiser1168
Jessica JonczykJoanna Jonczyk1122
Alix NovackAlisa Novack1122
Casey SwainAmanda Beard1168
Alicia MorrisonNancy Morrison1168
Amanda ErnstCarl Ernst1122
Kenya SandersCynethia Sanders1168
Zachory DeCarolisRobert Millich1115
Alaina LanthierKimberly Lanthier1168