Charles Madsen Local 194 Memorial Scholarship

I am writing with some exciting news. The 2022 Local 194 Charles Madsen Memorial Scholarship is open for business. Charles Madsen was a Local 194 LEGEND and our union is proud to carry on his legacy with UPGRADES to the awards. Like Charlie, the NEW AWARDS will have a larger impact on the lives of Local 194 brothers and sisters. 

The Executive Board, in consultation with the Scholarship Committee that includes Maintenance Representative and Committee Chairperson Virgina Riccardi, Office Representative Dina Holmes and Tolls Representative Victoria Thornes, will award SEVEN one-year scholarships in the following amounts: ONE (1) $2,500, TWO (2) $1,500 and FOUR (4) $500 scholarships. You will find an application enclosed with the Local 194 Charles Madsen Memorial Scholarship Fund rules. Please remember to submit your grades with the application by Friday, April 29, 2022 at 4pm. 

UNION membership also qualifies you for additional scholarship opportunities. Local 194 currently has information for the IFPTE Dominick D. Critelli, Jr. Annual Scholarship, Essex-West Hudson Labor Council Scholarship, Mercer County AFL-CIO Frank Thompson Jr. and George J. Pellettieri Scholarships, and Middlesex and Somerset AFL-CIO Labor Council Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship. Each scholarship has its own unique rules and application deadlines, so please contact our office for further information. 

These scholarships are yet another example of the UNION ADVANTAGE benefit of being a part of the Local 194 union family. We will continue to send updates through the Local 194 email list and NEW website ( with additional scholarship information as it becomes available. Please stay involved, stay safe and stay UNION STRONG!


President Barry Kushnir