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Scholarship Information
Updated On: Nov 09, 2012

 


ALTHEA LUTE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This $5,000 scholarship is available to eligible members or members of their families to pursue studies in a degree program at a public college or university in Washington state.

DEADLINE: July 31, 2013

To apply, print the application form and return to the Workforce Diversity Committee, c/o WFSE HQ, 1212 Jefferson St SE, Suite 300, Olympia WA  98501.

For more information: 1-800-562-6002


NEVILLE B. CRIPPEN GRANT-IN-AID AWARDS

This quarterly award was established to help members advance their education or improve skills.

NO DEADLINE:  Submit your application at least 30 days before the start-date of the course.  

To apply, print the application form and return to the Women's/Equal Partners Committee, c/o WFSE HQ, 1212 Jefferson St SE, Suite 300, Olympia WA  98501.

For more information: 1-800-562-6002.


NORM SCHUT SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

These scholarships allow eligible members or members of their families to pursue studies at an accredited vocational school, college or university.  Three (3) $1000 scholarships are awarded each academic year.  One of the awards is earmarked specifically for an active membr; the other two are open for members, their spouses and their children.

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 for the 2013-14 school year.

To apply, print the application form and return to the Women's/Equal Partners Committee, c/o WFSE HQ, 1212 Jefferson St SE, Suite 300, Olympia WA  98501.

For more information:  1-800-562-6002


YOUNGLOVE & COKER SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship allows eligible members or members of their families to pursue studies at an accredited vocational school, college or university.  A $2,500.00 scholarship will be awarded each academic year.

DEADLINE:  April 30, 2013 for 2013-2014 school year

To apply, print the application form, and return to the Women's/Equal Partners Committee, c/o WFSE HQ, 1212 Jefferson St SE, Suite 300, Olympia WA  98501.


THE AFSCME FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Looking for financial support for college?  Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

Details at AFSCME.org > AFSCME Family Scholarship.


UNION PLUS EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

The Union Plus Scholarship is awarded annually to AFSCME members and their familes.
Current and retired members, their spouses, and dependent children (including foster children, step children and any other child for whom the individual member provides greater than 50% of his or her support) are eligible.  Graduate students are now eligible.

The amount of the award ranges between $500.00 and $4000.00.  This is a one-time cash awardsent to individual winners for undergraduate study beginning in the fall of the same year.

By the time the award is issued, applicants must:

  • Be accepted into an accredited college or community college or a recognized technical or trade school.
  • Submit their high school, college, or trade school transcript.  Applicants who have taken the SAT or ACT must provide their exam score.
  • Provide one personal reference, a verification of AFSCME membership and an essay of 500 words on the applicant's personal interests and aspirations, as well as an explanation as to why he or she is deservig of a union scholarship.

DEADLINE:  January 31, 2013, for 2013-2014 school year.

To apply:  Send a postcard with your name, local union number, telephone number and address to:  Union Plus Education Foundation, PO Box 34800, Washington DC 20043-4800; or download an application.

Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than Jan. 31, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified on May 31. Members must have at least one year of continuous good-standing membership in AFSCME in order for spouses and children to be eligible. Members do not need to participate in any AFSCME Advantage/Union Plus program in order to apply.


MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

These scholarships allow union member recipients to attend the National Labor College at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, MD.  The scholarships are open to all AFSCME members and staff who want to increase their leadership skills and to assist in the further development of the trade union movement.

NO DEADLINE:  Open application process

For more information:  1-301-431-5404

Joey Parisi (National Labor College) Scholarship   |  Nadra Floyd Memorial Scholarship


JERRY CLARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

For children of AFSCME members.  Two $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually to one student majoring in political science in his or her junior or senior years of study.

DEADLINE:  April 30, 2013. NOTE: The application date was changed after many WFSE/AFSCME scholarship information pieces went to press.

For more information:  1-202-429-1250 or 1-800-562-6002 |  TTY 1-800-318-2174

For more online information, click here.


WASHINGTON STATE LABOR COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Women's Committee Scholarship Nominations. WSLC offers four (4) scholarships to the 31st Annual Western Regional Summer Institute on Union Women 2012 (SIUW), July 23-27, 2012. Sponsored by the AFL-CIO and the United Association for Labor Education, this is a week at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, CA, to honor strengthen, and support women in the labor movement.  DEADLINE May 10, 2012. Download application form.

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