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ATU Scholarships 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 Academic Year in Memory of Our Nine Local 265-San Jose, CA Brothers

The 2021-2022 ATU Scholarship Awards are bestowed in remembrance of our beloved brothers from ATU Local 265 in San Jose, CA, who lives were taken in the tragic mass shooting at Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) Guadalupe Rail Yard on May 26, 2021. Our brothers who were taken far too soon are:

Abdolvahab Alaghmandan, 63
Adrian Balleza, age 29
Alex Ward Fitch, age 49
Jose de Jesus Hernandez III, age 35
Lars Kepler Lane, age 63
Paul Delacruz Megia, age 42
Timothy Michael Romo, age 49
Michael Joseph Rudometkin, age 40
Taptejdeep Singh, age 36

“In dedicating these awards in honor of our brave nine brothers, may their memories live on,” said ATU International President John Costa. “We hope the recipients of these scholarships will further their education to study union and community organizing, and grow to fight injustices everywhere.”

Scholarship Application PDF
Scholarship Rules PDF