AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program
This program offers four-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as ten one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their contining education. Program eligibility requirements include:
- One-time $1,000 Grant - You must be an AFT member in good standing for at least one year, and be pursuing courses in your field of work.
- Four-year $8,000 Post-secondary Scholarship - You must be an AFT member's dependent, a graduating high school senior, and your parent or guardian must be an AFT member for at least one year.
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- Helping union families with the cost of college.
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All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society. The high school students are asked to write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions have been important to my family and my community because …” and up to eight cash prizes are awarded for the best. The prizes will include one $500 first-place prize, one $300 second-place prize, one $200 third-place prize, and up to five $100 prizes for honorable mention.