2020 ATU Scholarship Program in Memory of Lawrence J. Hanley
This Years Scholarships are in remembrance of former International President Lawrence J. Hanley, who passed away on May 7, 2019.
Hanley devoted more than 40 years of his life to the ATU and the broader labor movement. He was a tireless and tenacious advocate for his members, transit riders, and all trade unionists. Under Hanley’s leadership, the ATU was transformed into one of the fiercest and most progressive unions in the labor movement, aggressively advocating for more and better public transportation and fighting for social, racial, and economic justice for all working people.
Recipients of this year’s scholarships named in his his honor, are encouraged to use them in part to study union and community organizing, and grow to fight injustices everywhere.
In 2020, five Scholarships each in the amount of $8,000 will be awarded. A sixth $2000 scholarship may be awarded to a technical or vocational school applicant.