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In 2022, ICD awarded four $1,000 Tino Fulimeni Memorial Scholarships.
Tino Fulimeni was a lifelong Steelworker who rose to Special Assistant to former USW President George Becker. Tino was a great supporter of the Career Development Program. He believed very strongly in education for Steelworkers and the value of the learning process. This ICD scholarship is a tribute to Tino and all he stood for and fought for. He would be proud that we are giving money in his name to young deserving children or grandchildren of Steelworkers to support their education.
To date, the Tino Fulmeni Memorial Scholarship has awarded 130 scholarships in the amount of $118,000.
Tyrel Dobson, son of Isaac Dobson, USW Local 1022
Tyrel is a freshman at Virginia Military Institute and a redshirt linebacker for VMI’s football team. Dobson earned Three Rivers District (Va.) and Region Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2021 after finishing with 94 tackles, including 18 for loss, and five sacks. He was also all-district at running back where he rushed for 599 yards and 12 touchdowns. A true student-athlete, Tyrell graduated with a 4.179 grade-point average. He participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was President of the Black Excellence Club. He received the William and Mary Leadership Award and King Award from Radford (Va.) High School. He’s an economics and business major.
Why Tyrel is proud of being the son of a Steelworker: “My dad worked hard to give me opportunities. He worked 12-hour shifts and never missed a football game. His work ethic helped me on and off the field. My dad is the man I admire and look up to because of his work ethic, his dedication, and his perseverance.”
Christina Fish, daughter of Joe Fish, USW Local 1011
Christina is attending Purdue University Northwest and majoring in elementary education. She says she’s always loved kids and wasn’t sure the route she’d take in college until she interned at her elementary school during her senior year of high school. She wants to make an impact on kids’ lives and knew teaching was her calling. Christina is currently taking 18 credit hours.
In her free time she enjoys reading, playing volleyball, working out, and hanging out with her friends.
Why Christina is proud of being the daughter of a Steelworker: “My dad’s work ethic is the reason why he’s been such a great role model for me and my siblings. When I was younger my dad was always gone and working all the time. I didn’t appreciate it or realize it until I was older what he’s done for us.”
Jillian Roskey, daughter of Kenneth Roskey, USW Local 979
Jillian is attending Cleveland State University and studying accounting. The senior is currently interning at Zion, Synek, & Associates where she’s already accepted a full-time position upon graduation. In her spare time Jillian enjoys camping and exploring new walking paths. During the pandemic she picked up kayaking as a new hobby. She also loves spending time with friends and family.
Why Jillian is proud of being the daughter of a Steelworker: “I appreciate my dad so much and how dedicated he is as a Steelworker. His work ethic has taught me that hard work does in fact pay off.”
Benjamin Fish, son of Joe Fish, USW Local 1011
Ben is attending Purdue University Northwest. The senior is studying mechanical engineering (MET). In his free time Ben enjoys watching and playing sports. He’s a fan of video games and also hanging out with his friends.
Why Benjamin is proud of being the son of a Steelworker: “I didn’t appreciate how much my dad worked when I was younger. I didn’t even know what he did. As I got older I realized that we were lucky that my dad was a Steelworker. I would not have the opportunities I currently have if it wasn’t for him. I love my dad a lot and appreciate all that he has sacrificed, because of him I’m able to have a great life.”
Congratulations! Wishing you so much success in your educational goals!