Former CSEA Western Region President Flo Tripi (1938-2018).

WNY — The Flo Tripi Scholarship Fund was established to honor the memory of the well-loved and much-admired CSEA Western Region President who passed away in 2018.

Awards from this fund will offset tuition costs for CSEA Western Region union members who enroll in Labor Studies courses offered by Cornell University’s School of lndustrial and Labor Relations (lLR) Extension Division.

To be eligible for an award from the Flo Tripi Scholarship Fund, CSEA members must:

* Complete the application form;
* Attach a short (no more than one page) essay describing the importance of education to unions and the labor movement;
* Submit the form with your essay at least three weeks prior to the start of the class you intend to enroll in, by mailing it to:

Linda Donahue
Cornell ILR
36 W. Main St., Suite 440
Rochester, NY 14614
Email :
Fax: 585-262-3715

Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the ILR School. Awards may cover all or part of the tuition costs. Cornell ILR will advise those who have been awarded scholarships at least one week prior to the start of class and will provide CSEA Western Region leadership with those names.

Members may apply for assistance no more than twice in a calendar year.

lnformation about upcoming Cornell ILR Labor Studies courses will be available on the CSEA website or the CSEA Work Force Newspaper before each term begins (fall, winter, spring).

You can download the scholarship application right here:

Flo Tripi Scholarship Application


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Ove Overmyer

Ove Overmyer is an award winning photojournalist and writer who has promoted the virtue of working people and the value of public service throughout his career. His work has been published by many well-respected international media outlets, including PBS Moyers & Co., Steward Update UCS Worker Institute Cornell ILR, CBS News, The Weather Channel, SCI-FY Channel, Associated Press and LOGO-TV. Before joining the CSEA Communications Department staff in 2015, Overmyer was a CSEA member employed by the City of Rochester and an officer of the union for more than 18 years. He covers a 14 county area of Western New York and lives in Rochester, NY.

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