2021 AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Family Scholarships Are Now Available

The AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Family Scholarship committee is pleased to announce this year’s four-year, $2,500 per year women’s scholarship is named in honor of Patricia Kittle, and the men’s scholarship honors Leroy Elmore.


Patricia “Pat” Kittle worked as a registered nurse at Trumbull Regional Medical Center for more than 42 years. A graduate of the Trumbull Memorial School of Nursing, she embarked on a career dedicated to the selfless care for others. 

A key activist during the successful nine-day strike for union recognition in 1999, Pat went on to serve as vice president of AFSCME Local 2026 for 20 years and in 2019, she became Union President.

Throughout her career Pat continued her activism. She served on AFSCME International’s Nursing Advisory Committee, AFSCME’s Nursing congress, as a Volunteer Member Organizer, and oversaw the local union’s Member Action Team.

A caring individual, she was a person who could solve any problem with grace and efficiency. Pat passed away in June of 2020.


Leroy Elmore started his health care career in the 1960’s and was employed by Cleveland’s Mt. Sinai Hospital as a pathology assistant starting in 1971. 

A year later, he was instrumental in forming an AFSCME local union at the hospital and served as a member, steward and union president for more than ten years. In 1985, he joined the AFSCME International project staff as an organizer. Two years later he became an Ohio Council 8 staff representative in the Cleveland Region and in 1998, he became Cleveland Regional Director. 

In 2001, he joined the AFSCME Ohio Care Plan as Plan Administrator and served for 12 years before retiring, topping off a 39-year AFSCME career.

Leroy lives in Euclid Ohio and is still active in the community.

Ohio Council 8 First Vice President Marcia Knox, chair of the executive board’s scholarship committee, encourages all eligible students to apply for the $2,500 per year, four-year scholarships.  

Eligibility Requirements:

An applicant’s parent must be an AFSCME Ohio Council 8 affiliated local union member who has been in good standing for at least one (1) calendar year prior to June 1, 2021.

In addition, an applicant must graduate from high school in the year in which an application for the scholarship is made and must attend a four (4) year accredited college or university as a full-time student. 

Full details are included in the official application brochure can be downloaded at (insert link).

Applications must be postmarked no later than Tuesday, June 1,2021. Applications which are incomplete, or which are postmarked after the specified date, will be ineligible for consideration.

Click here to download the application.

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