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Modestine Haynes

Memorial Scholarship 2010


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 Clerk, 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.

She remained an active AIM member until her death in 1990.

  • Scholarship Requirements
    • Applicant must be a high school graduate or General Education Degree (GED) recipient.
    • Applicant must submit a completed typewritten application and substantive biography.
    • Applicant must be an IRS employee.
    • Applicant must be employed in an IRS full-time, non-professional position. GS-9 are below
    • Applicant must submit a copy of all high school/college grades. (Transcript)
    • Applicant must sustain a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
qualifications tier 2
Qualifications-Tier 2
  • Applicants above a grade GS- 10/IR -08 or above can qualify if they meet the following criteria:
    • Must be an AIM member.
    • Must have demonstrated leadership potential at the local chapter or higher
    • Participated in AIM activities and received a written concurrence from local chapter President.
  • Applicant must submit a completed typewritten application and substantive biography.
  • Applicant must complete essay-“Why should I be considered a candidate for the Modestine Haynes Memorial Scholarship. “ The essay must be between 250 and 500 words and typewritten.
    • The scholarship may be used for tuition and books at an accredited institution only.
    • Payment may be made directly to the school which allows qualified expenses to be charged against it or to recipient upon submission of itemized receipts to the Scholarship Committee. In the event expenses are submitted for only part of the s.cholarship amount, AIM-IRS will retain the remaining amount until additional receipts are submitted for payment. If any funds from a scholarship award remain unclaimed after one (1) year, the funds will be returned to the general scholarship fund.
    • The National Board of Directors reserves the right to approve or disapprove any application for this scholarship.
calling all aim members
  • Please Tell Your Co-Workers To Apply, Apply , Apply !!!
  • We Want As Many Qualified Applicants As We Can Get !!
  • Remind Them That The Scholarship Will Offset Debt Of The Future !!!
  • We Want Applications From Every Region
  • Be a scholarship recipient

The Application Must Be


June 12, 2010

No Late Application Will Be Accepted


My name is Cassandra Price, and I am a senior Paralegal major at The University of Memphis. I am honored to receive the Modestine Haynes Scholarship this year. I would like to thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness in regards to this award.

  I am pleased with the education I have received at The University of Memphis, as well as the invaluable learning experiences this institution has made available to me that have expanded and strengthened my education.

As I move to the next phase of my life, I will remain strongly tied to my roots at The College of University and the people, like you, who have helped shaped my collegiate experience. 

Thank you for your gift and the “immeasurable” impact is has had on me.


The Modestine Haynes Scholarship helped me greatly because I didn't have the funds to attend school prior to receiving the scholarship in 2007; this is my second time receiving the funding.  I received my Bachelors' degree in 2008 thanks to the scholarship which allowed me to obtain my Masters this year in May 09.  I count it a blessing and a privilege for the funding in these economic times it's very beneficial to me.  I couldn't have achieved what I've done these past few years without this help.  Thank you very much for allowing me to accomplish what I thought was impossible. This year my journey will be complete - I'll have my Doctorate I'm reaching my goal.  Thank you for believing in me.

Donald J Williams


Good morning,

Once again I would like to thank the AIM-IRS Scholarship committee for selecting me as a recipient of the Modestine Haynes Scholarship.  The funds have been applied to my course(s) which is a blessing and I'm receiving A's & B's in my completed courses. 

I've told our local Scholarship Chairperson to checkout AIM-IRS website.  There are not a lot of GS-7 & below grades here in Charlotte , but hopefully the word will get out to those in larger offices because AIM-IRS is a good organization to be apart of and encourage those to apply for upcoming awards. 

Audrey C Chisolm

Computer Assistant


For MORE INFO Contact:

Reginald Franklin

AIM Scholarship Chair

8030 Ditman St #73

Philadelphia, PA 19136