Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019-2020 GMP Memorial Scholarship Program

The GMP Council is proud to continue the legacy of the GMP Memorial Scholarship Program to children of GMP Council members entering college. The GMP Memorial Scholarship Program is funded by donations in the memory of GMP Council officers, staff and members. The program offers six $4,000 scholarships to students entering a four-year degree program and two $2,000 scholarships to students entering two-year degree programs and are awarded for each year of their curriculum.

We want to urge every eligible student to apply for this outstanding scholarship award! Applications will open on November 1 and will remain open until February 13, 2020. Register at today!


Anna Hemann
Daughter of Steve Hemann, USW Local 9B Keokuk, IA

All throughout high school I really tried to figure out who I was and what field of study would be best for me. I found my passion is through helping others. There is an ever-growing mental health field that I feel I would excel in. I am happy to have the opportunity to attend Wartburg College to study social work, sociology, and psychology. Among studying, I will be on the dance team and playing my clarinet for the ensemble. After college I want to further my education and receive my doctoral degree in clinical psychology. I have big plans moving forward and this GMP Scholarship I was awarded with helps me take that first step into not only discovering my dreams but receiving the education needed into making those dreams into a reality. Again, thank you so much for giving me this scholarship and the opportunity to turn my future endeavors into a career.

Claire Nichols 
Daughter of Daniel Nichols USW Local 63B Minneapolis, MN

I attend Cotter High School in Winona, Minnesota. During my years in high school, I was active in several activities both in and out of the classroom. I was a member of the marching band, concert band and jazz band all four years. I also participated in solo and ensemble music competitions all four years and participated in the school musicals. I was also a member of the track and field team throughout high school, competing at the section and state level during my career. I provided service to others in my community and country by volunteering at vacation bible school and participating in mission trips to underprivileged areas. In the future, I plan to attend St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, Minnesota, pursuing a career in respiratory care. I feel passionate about working with people that struggle with respiratory diseases. Eventually, I would like to continue my education and become a pulmonologist.

Karishma Narayan
Daughter of James Narayan, USW Local 17M Modesto, CA

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help me achieve my goals and furthering my education through your contribution. Throughout high school, I played soccer and volunteered at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto, Ca. Volunteering at Doctors Medical Center gave me the insight on wanting to become a nurse because I was able to work with other nurses and employees who were able to inspire me to pursue a career in the medical field. I will be attending Sacramento State University this upcoming Fall of 2019 with an expressed interest in Nursing. I am very excited for what my future has to offer.

Kayla Pesock 
Daughter of Gary Pesock from Local 75M Port Allegany, PA

As a student of Port Allegany High School, I was a member of the Student government and was secretary for two years. I was honored to play for the Port Allegany Lady Gators Volleyball team for all 6 years in the Port Allegany High School. This Fall I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. I will be majoring in Environmental studies with the ambition to work for the State of Pennsylvania as a State Forester. As I attend the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford I will strive to be an active member of Student Government and their Environmental Studies Club.

Mandi Farmer
Daughter of Tyler Croyle, 14M Farmland, IN

My name is Mandi Farmer, and I attended Monroe Central Jr./Sr. High School. Through high school I competed on the science academic and quiz bowl teams. I also spent all of my high school career participating in band and drama club, my most notable performance being in Shrek: the Musical, where I was Lord Farquaad. I am attending Trine University to major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Aeronautical Engineering, this all with the endeavor of diving into the field of Aerospace after graduating and completing graduate studies. My future hope is to work for NASA, whether that be as an astronaut or as an engineer.

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