The daughter of Lisette Castillo, a member of CWA Local 1032, has been awarded a $2,000 Union Plus scholarship.
Gabilis Castillo of Yonkers, N.Y., graduated first in her class. Her maternal grandparents came to America from the Dominican Republic "to advance their way of life and to seek a future for their children," Gabilis said. Her mother was able to attain economic security and opportunity through hard work and her more than 20 years of union membership.
Gabilis plans to study business management at college and plans to become a psychiatrist.
For 2014, Union Plus awarded $150,000 in scholarships to 116 students representing 39 unions. Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school or a recognized technical or trade school. Since starting the program in 1991, Union Plus has awarded more than $3.6 million in educational funding to more than 2,400 union members, spouses and dependent children.
Learn more at www.UnionPlus.org/Education.