Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Rochester, N.Y.-- The CSEA Monroe County Local 828 Executive Board and the Local 828 Scholarship Committee are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 George M. Growney, Unit 7400 and Jane McManus Scholarship Awards.

Since 1993, CSEA Local 828 has awarded nearly $120,000.00 in scholarship prize money to assist our area's working families. In 1994, the Monroe County Employees Unit 7400, the largest Unit in the Local, created their own scholarship program and has distributed more than $25,000.00.  CSEA Local 828 is comprised of 22 Units throughout the Monroe County area, and represents nearly 3,500 workers.  

The City of Rochester Library Workers Unit 7420 created the Jane McManus Scholarship fund in 2010, and this year we are happy to announce that Elisabeth Wisse, daughter of Lorry Wisse (Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County) is a $200.00 award winner.

Mr. Growney was a long time labor leader and activist who was employed as a probation officer with Monroe County. He served as local president for nearly two decades before his retirement in 1995. George had a passion for kids to succeed, and would be proud that his union brothers and sisters have carried on his legacy of love and commitment to youth. George M. Growney died on August 10, 1997. The scholarship program was named in his honor the following year after his death.

The scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors whose parents and caregivers are members or agency shop fee payers of Monroe County Local 828.

The scholarship committee worked very hard to review many detailed entries again this year. Scholarships applicants were judged on academic achievement, a written essay, financial need and potential.

This year's award recipients will be honored at the Annual Scholarship Dinner on May 13, 5:30 at Liberty Lodge at Finn Park, 850 Maple Drive, Webster, N.Y.  For more information about this event, please call Barb at 585.328.5250. Congratulations to all the winners!

Here are the winners: 

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