At the 25th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1984 a resolution was passed, creating the S. Frank “Bud" Raftery Scholarship Fund, to honor his service to the International Union all of his adult life, his accomplishments, and his progressive thinking.
At the 27th General Convention held in Washington, D.C. in August 1994, General President A.L. “Mike" Monroe and the General Executive Board passed a resolution to increase the S. Frank “Bud" Raftery Scholarship Fund to $20,000, allowing for ten (10) scholarships of $2,000 annually. This was done because of their strong beliefs in the principles for which the Scholarship Fund was created, and the need to continue and enhance the Convention theme of Organizing, Education, and Training, which was designed to bring all of our membership and their families into the strategic planning and operation of our International Union through educational programs.
Sons, daughters, or legal dependents of IUPAT members in good standing, are eligible to apply for scholarships within this fine program.
All applicants must submit an essay, no less than 1,000 words and no more than 2,000 words, on an essay topic selected by the IUPAT Scholarship Committee.