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Scholarships

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. 
    The deadline to submit applications is March 31, 2009. Download the application

Union Plus National Labor College Scholarship Program

Nationwide Scholarship Search
We encourage you to research as many grant and scholarship programs as you can.

Wisconsin Labor History Society High School Essay Contest
All Wisconsin high school students are eligible to participate in the annual Wisconsin Labor History Society High School Essay Contst by writing a 750-word essay on the 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 include one $500 first place prize, one $300 second place prize, one $200 third place prize, and up to five $100 honorable mention prizes.