Suffolk AME is dedicated to ensuring a skilled, skilled, dedicated, and educated workforce for Suffolk County. With this in mind, we are proud to announce four new Scholarships available for application, which must be filled out and returned to AME Headquarters no later than Friday, September 30, 2022. Please note that these Scholarships are available to AME members only.
Suffolk AME Members Scholarship: This lottery scholarship is available to AME members only. Our members are passionate about the work they do and the personal education goals they set for themselves and we are proud to support their endeavors. For additional conditions and details, please refer to the flyer by clicking here.
Charles Novo Jr. Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Union in 2007 to honor the memory of Charles Novo, Jr. who led the decertification effort that lead to the establishment of AME. Applicants for this essay scholarship will be required to submit an essay on the topic of “Labor and the Working Class”. Unions are essential to a fair economy and a vibrant democracy, but not all working people are Union members. In what specific ways has the Labor Movement helped all working people, Union members or not, and how can Labor seek to increase the number of Union members throughout the Country? Applicants should cite specific, real-life examples and provide their reasoning. For additional conditions and details, please refer to the flyer by clicking here.
Dorie Rossiter Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by our Union in 2009 to honor the memory of one of our beloved charter members, Suffolk County Crossing Guard Dorie Rossiter. Applicants for this essay scholarship will be required to submit an essay defining “Labor through the Lens of Culture”. The values of the Labor Movement are so intrinsically part of our nature that many of the books, movies, shows, and media that we consume are reflective of Labor values and messages. Applicants should share an example of Labor values and messages on display in popular culture and provide real-life examples of these same values in action at the workplace or in a Labor context. For additional conditions and details, please refer to the flyer by clicking here.
Debbie Heitleband Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded in fond remembrance of Ms. Debbie Heitleband, a former President of the Finance & Technology Unit, and an AME member for 28 years. Applicants for this essay scholarship will be required to submit an essay on the topic of “Unsung Labor Heroes”. The U.S. Labor movement is filled with important heroes who have fought to bring us rights like the weekend, increased wages, and an end to child labor. Applicants should research one lesser-known Labor Leader and share their history, accomplishments, Labor affiliation, and their lasting legacy. If they are still active in the Labor movement, share their goals for the future. For additional conditions and details, please refer to the flyer by clicking here.
All applicants must be enrolled in programs at accredited institutions of higher learning, including BOCES, during the Fall 2022 semester. To arrange receipt of an application, please call the office at (631) 589-8400 or stop by AME Headquarters to pick one up. All applications and a paid Bursar’s receipt must be returned to AME Headquarters, 30 Orville Drive, Suite A, Bohemia, NY 11716.