Teddy Gleason Scholarship Winners Selected for 2014; Eight Students Will Receive $48,000 in Educational Grants

Jun 18, 2014, 08:42 ET from International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO and New York Shipping Association, Inc. today announced the eight winners of the 2014 Teddy Gleason Scholarships.  The two trustees of the Scholarship Program, General Organizer Gerald Owens filling in for ILA President, Harold Daggett and NYSA President John Nardi, introduced the students at a luncheon on June 17, 2014 at Bobby Van's Steak House in Lower Manhattan.

All eight students are dependents of ILA members working for NYSA member companies in the Greater Metropolitan area.  The NYSA-ILA Scholarship Fund, named in honor of the late ILA president Teddy Gleason, is open to dependents of active and retired ILA members in the Port of New York and New Jersey.  This is the thirty-fourth annual scholarship program.  Students will receive an annual grant of $6,000 per year for each one of four years in college.

The 2014 Teddy Gleason Scholarship winners are as follows:  


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Baran of Manalapan, New Jersey. Mr. Baran is a member of ILA Local 1, working at New York Container Terminal.  Alyssa plans to attend Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sean Horsfield of Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Mr. Horsfield is a member of ILA Local 1804-1, working at APM Terminals. Cara plans to attend John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Igor Nozhenko of Bayonne, NJ.  Mr. Nozhenko is a member of ILA Local 1588, working at Global Terminal  Container Services. Katerina plans to attend Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Genovese of West Orange, New Jersey.  Mr. Genovese is a member of ILA Local 1 working at Ports America.  Gabrielle plans to attend The University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robert Vitacco of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Mr. Vitacco is a member of ILA Local 1, working at APM Terminals. Amanda plans to attend The University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Di Ienno of Kinnelon, New Jersey. Mr. Di Ienno is a member of ILA Local 1 working at Maher Terminals.  Caitlin plans to attend The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey.


Son of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bohn of Celina, Tennessee. Mr. Bohn is a retired member of ILA Local 1804-1.  Robert plans to attend The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Chimento of Rockaway, New Jersey.  Mr. Chimento is a member of ILA Local 1235, working at Ports America.  Chelsea plans to attend The College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, New Jersey.

The Teddy Gleason Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of academic performance and aptitude testing among other determinations.  The scholarships are available to qualified applicants who wish to continue education at undergraduate, apprentice or training programs at any accredited colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning.  An independent agency – the College Scholarship Service based in Princeton, New Jersey – makes the selection of the scholarship winners.

The eight Teddy Gleason Scholarship winners join 32 other students currently enrolled in colleges and universities who were previously awarded these generous grants.  The scholarship program was introduced in 1981 following collective bargaining between the ILA and employers represented by NYSA and it provides $192,000 in yearly assistance for 32 students.

SOURCE International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO