S. Frank “Bud” Raftery was a member of the IUPAT from 1935 to 1986. He served as IUPAT General President from March 1965 to June 1984.
In August 1984, at the 25th General Convention held in Washington, D.C., a resolution was passed creating the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund in honor of his service to the International Union, his accomplishments and his progressive thinking.
At the 27th General Convention held in Washington, D.C., in August 1994, then General President A. L. “Mike” Monroe and the General Executive Board, who strongly believed in the principles for which the scholarship was created, passed another resolution to increase the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery Scholarship Fund to $20,000.00, allowing for 10 scholarships of $2,000 annually.
All sons, daughters and legal dependents of IUPAT members in good standing are eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
All applicants must submit an essay, not less than 1,000 or more than 2,000 words on an essay topic chosen by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee. The completed application and essay must be submitted by the deadline.
For more information about the S. Frank “Bud” Raftery and/or the A.L. “Mike” Monroe/Ralph D. Williams, III Scholarships.