AFL-CIO, AFT Scholarships Still Available

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AFT Connecticut Scholarships
(UPDATED MARCH 17, 2018)

There is good news if you or your family have not yet applied for the scholarships available each year exclusively to members of AFT-affiliated unions. Deadlines for these valuable benefits are coming up soon, but there's still time to take advantage of available help for the high cost of higher ed.
AFT Connecticut awards two scholarships annually; one for union members to further their own professional learning and the other for their spouse, domestic partner or children's education.
As affiliates of our national union, members are also eligible for one of 10 grants of $1,000.00 each to assist with their continuing education. Plus their dependents may apply for an $8,000.00 scholarship awarded each year to four high-achieving high school seniors.
But hurry -- the deadline for AFT's Robert G. Porter Scholars Program is Saturday, March 31. And Monday, April 2 is the deadline for both of AFT Connecticut's scholarships

Good luck, and in solidarity,

Ed Leavy

Secretary-Treasurer, AFT Connecticut

Jean Morningstar
First Vice President, AFT Connecticut
John Brady, RN
Executive Vice President, AFT Connecticut
Jan Hochadel
President, AFT Connecticut

Workers Memorial Day Scholarship Essay Contest

Members of Connecticut AFL-CIO's Health and Safety Committee have just announced $3,000.00 in scholarship grants for union members' children who are high school seniors. They've put together an essay competition to inspire students to explore the value of safe and secure workplaces — and asked us to share it with you and your colleagues.

The first prize award is a $1,500.00 scholarship; the runner-up will receive $1,000.00 and the third place finalist will receive $500.00. Participants are asked to respond in 1,000 words or less to one of three scenarios with serious thought, some research and awareness of the true cost of workplace hazards.

Click here for the essay instructions and the scholarship application form.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 1. That ensures time for finalists to be notified with enough notice to attend this year's workers Memorial Day ceremony on Saturday, April 28 in Hartford's Bushnell Park.