AIM 2022 Scholarships
This year we are excited to have the opportunity to once again award scholarships. We
will award a total of six scholarships.
Attached is the detail and criteria for these national scholarships. The scholarship application forms are below.
Shirley Ray Memorial Scholarship
Shirley Corrine Ray was born in Selma, Alabama on July 22, 1935. Nurturing and mentoring became a way of life for Shirley, as she exemplified the importance of community involvement and helping your fellow man. At the Internal Revenue Service she held position as Revenue Agent, Revenue Agent Group Manager, and Equal Opportunity Officer. She was a classroom instructor and often taught tax classes during VITA season as well as working as a VITA volunteer. She was involved in the formation of the Michigan Chapter of AIM-IRS where she served on the Board of Directors for many years.
After retirement, Shirley immediately decided to pursue her dream project. Recognizing a need for disadvantage children to have computers in their homes, Shirley would purchase new computers out of her own pocket and donate them to children who demonstrated a need but couldn't afford one. She worked with TechTown restoring donated computers and distributing them to inner city children.
The Shirley Ray Scholarship was established in 2012 to acknowledged Shirley’s strong commitment to education of inner city youth, Community outreach and AIM. Her leadership in Detroit led to other chapters taking the torch and establishing similar partnerships educate to inner city youth on computer skills.
Modestine Haynes Memorial Scholarship
Modestine Haynes began her IRS career as a GS-2 Clerk Stenographer in Chicago. She held numerous non-supervisory and supervisory positions including, Secretary, Quality Control, Tax Examiner, Senior TSR, Manager – Taxpayer Service, Collection Section Chief, Assistant Branch Chief, and Chief, Training and Development Branch. At age 22, she was the youngest employee ever to hold a supervisory position in the Chicago District.
Upon retirement, she was very active in volunteer and missionary work including tutoring children in reading, preparing and distributing Christmas food baskets, organizing a clothing drive that accumulated a large van of items for distribution in Georgia and Jamaica, and fundraising for various worthy causes. She also served on the Board of Directors for Substance Abuse Services, Inc.
Mrs. Haynes was one of the founders of the AIM Chapter in Chicago. She served as Treasurer and National Senior Vice-President.
Carita J. Foster Memorial Scholarship
The Carita J Foster Memorial Scholarship is a new scholarship being offered by AIM-IRS. It was established in the honor of former AIM National President George Shores' mother. Mrs. Foster was the epitome of determination and persistence and simply trying. This scholarship will be given to someone who has been giving their absolute best and just need an opportunity to prove themselves.
Please adhere to all deadlines in the application package and contact National Scholarship Chairperson, Gwenda Carter-Louis with any questions. Thank you.
The deadline is July 22nd