SEIU Local 2015 members and their children are eligible for scholarships that could help fulfill your educational dreams. The Elinor Glenn Scholarship Fund is sponsored by SEIU 2015 as an opportunity to provide education financial assistance for long term caregivers, their children, stepchildren and grandchildren who are, or will be, attending an accredited college, university, community college or technical school.
We have named our Scholarship Fund to honor Elinor Glenn, who was a trailblazer for long term care worker rights and women’s rights. We are proud to honor her efforts with a Scholarship Fund that was started with generous funding from SEIU ULTCW and is now continued by SEIU 2015. As the first woman to be hired as an Organizer by SEIU, she was a pioneer in organizing the public sector well before they had collective bargaining rights.
She built her own union, SEIU Local 434 in Los Angeles, from 700 to 7,000 members and led the first strike of County workers to protect wages and seniority rights. That Union led to the incubation and nursing of SEIU Local 434B. Her role in helping to elevate the modern home care workers movement will remain among Elinor Glenn’s proudest moments. SEIU Local 434B later became ULTCW, and in 2015 with additions from other SEIU Locals with Long Term Care membership, 521, UHW, and CUHW into SEIU 2015, one Statewide Long Term Care Members Local.
The 2019 Elinor Glenn Scholarship Recipients
SEIU Local 2015 would like to congratulate this year’s Elinor Glenn Scholarship recipients. Each recipient received a $1,000 scholarship to put toward his or her higher education. In 2019, 20 recipients were selected to receive the $1,000 scholarship created to honor Elinor Glenn and her incredible contributions to fight for worker rights and women’s rights.
Member / Recipient Relationship:
Claire DuPont: Parent is member Robert DuPont
Cynthia Gonzalez: Grandparent is member Evelia Garcia
Daniel Franco: Parent is member Andrea Rios de Franco
Daylen Williams: Parent is member Fayne Pitts
Daniel Santos: Parent is member Mercedes Santos
Eva Kaganovsky: Parent is member Svetlana Kaganovskaya
Ellen Ebbers: Grandparent is member Diane Hall
Jennifer Hernandez: Parent is member Silvia Hernandez
Ivan Leguizamo: Parent is member Maria Leguizamo
Jaylene Valdivia: Parent is member Araceli Valdivia
Kassidy Rodriguez: Grandparent is member Ana Rodriguez
Ivan Lopez: Parent is member Dolores S. Lopez
Nathan Barukh: Parent is member Andrea E. Barukh
Nicolas Vigil: Parent is Dean Vigil
Rochelle R. Kohanteb: Parent is member Suzanna Kimia
Wilhelmina Schwind: Parent is member Wren Schwind
Ximena Avalos: Parent is member Luz Padilla
Brandy Freeland, Ayesha Wright, and Samantha Martinez are members themselves.