Scholarships

Several scholarship programs are available for AFSCME members and their children. Click on an individual scholarship from the list below to download an application and for information on requirements and deadlines.

AFSCME/UNCF Union Scholars Program – Opens 10/1; Closes 2/28

College sophomores and juniors of color meeting the United Negro College Fund’s eligibility requirements can compete for a 10-week summer organizing position, a stipend of up to $4,000, and an academic scholarship of up to $5,000.

AFSCME Family Scholarship – Closes 12/31 IMPORTANT AS THE DATE IS FAST APPROACHING

Ten $2,000 annual scholarships to high school seniors for up to 4 years.

Union Plus Scholarship Award – Opens 9/1; closes 1/31; winners announced 5/31.

Annual awards from $500 to $4,000 to members, their spouses, and children who have been accepted to college, community college or trade school.

 

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Scholarship – Opens 12/1; closes 1/31; winners announced 4/1.

Annual scholarships to affiliated union members and their families who are (a) graduating high school seniors, (b) postsecondary students, or (c) attending accredited institutions.

 

Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship

In honor of former AFSCME Pres. Jerry McEntee this one-time $5,000 scholarship is awarded annually to an AFSCME member for use towards higher education.

http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/gerald-w-mcentee-scholarship