Public Employee Press
Deadlines near for AFSCME
still time for members children to apply for college scholarships through
DC 37s national union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal
Employees but the Dec. 31 application deadline is approaching fast.
Thirteen scholarships of $2,000 each, renewable for up to four years, are
offered through the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program. The application process
requires an essay on What AFSCME has meant to our family.
The AFSCME scholarships are in addition to the scholarships offered by the DC
37 Education Committee and many DC 37 locals. For information on these, call the
DC 37 Education Fund at 212-341-4999, go to www.dc
37.net or check with your local.
To be eligible for the AFSCME
awards, the student must have a parent, legal guardian or financially responsible
grandparent who is an AFSCME member. The student must be a graduating high school
senior who has taken the SAT or ACT and is enrolled full-time in a degree program
at an accredited four-year institution (or a two-year institution that will transfer
credits to a four-year institution).
To get applications, write to the
AFSCME Family Scholarship Program, Education Dept., 1625 L St., NW, Washington,
DC 20036, e-mail email@example.com,
or download them from www.afscme.org.
Additional scholarships are available to members or their children through
the AFSCME Education Dept. They include:
- The Union Plus
Scholarship ($500 - $4,000, deadline Jan. 31).
- The AFSCME
/ United Negro College Fund Union Scholars Program for college sophomores and
juniors of color who want to work for social justice through the labor movement
(stipend up to $4,000, field organizing experience and an academic scholarship
of up to $5,000; deadline Feb. 26, 2007).
- The Nadra Floyd
Memorial Scholarship Program for members or staff who want to increase leadership
skills or get a degree at the National Labor College ($2,000 per year, deadline
Oct. 1, 2007). There are also Union Plus scholarships for the NLC, which has a
very short residency requirement at its campus in Silver Spring, MD. and offers