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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 2024 (PDF) 

E.J. Mays Scholarship Application 2024 (In Word-fillable)

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

Scholarship Winners 2024

Scholarship WinnerSponsoring MemberLocal
Luke Lawton    James Ring1122
Ryan Socha    Christopher Socha1122
Dylan NovackAlisa Novack1122
Keenan LairdAngelie Rhoads1122
Olivia RyanTraci Ryan1133
Elizabeth BrewerRonald Gabalski51025
Abigayle ParesMitchel Aiken1133
Keylee GabalskiRonald Gabalski51025
Jaelyn BennettLynnette Findlay1122
Connor MankaMichelle Manka1122


Scholarship Winners 2023

Scholarship WinnerSponsoring MemberLocal
Tristan Russell        Julie Ann Russell1133
Hayden EnglishJennifer Conchado 1133
Ashley Blasz  Thomas Blasz  1115
Abigail Ander  Scott Ander 1122
Jonah Lewis Brigitte Lewis1168
Santino BurgasMichelle Burgas  1133
Nathaniel Bender     Kimberley Bender 1133
Luke Genewick Michelle Genewick  1133
Dylan CrowleyJudith Huntington-Crowley1168
Julie Antonio      Thomas Antonio      1122

Scholarship Winners 2022

Scholarship WinnerSponsoring MemberLocal
Keira Dickey        Cynthia Dickey  31026  
Rachel ZakMary Zak 1115
Evan Vickers  Nicole Vickers1168
Ryan CarneyKaren Carney   1168
Kyrsten Ripple Brenda Ripple1133
Julianna Pauly Cheryl Pauly   1168
Max WozniakMichele Wozniak1168
Lindsay Hocking David Hocking 1122
Nicholas Wright  Karen Wright   1168
Alix Novack Alisa Novack1122