Every summer, Local 1031 members are eligible to enter for a chance to win scholarships for their dependents.
The Joe Beirne Scholarship Program
The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took great pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern. CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply for their annual scholarships.