AFT-Wisconsin has a long tradition of offering educational scholarships to support dependents of members in good standing who wish to pursue a career in labor, education, health care or government service. Currently, AFT-Wisconsin offers one $1,000 university scholarship and one $500 technical college scholarship. The application period for 2016-2017 scholarships is now open; applications are due to AFT-Wisconsin by March 15, 2017, and winners will be notified by May 1, 2017. Please note: Letters of recommendation addressed to entities other than AFT-Wisconsin will not be considered.
Eligibility for Scholarships:
Applicant's parent, grandparent or guardian must be a current AFT-Wisconsin member or a retiree in good standing of AFT-Wisconsin for more than one year. The individual must be accepted into an accredited college, university, or technical college at the time the award is issued. Preference for the 2016-2017 scholarships will be given to applicants with an expected high school graduation date of June 2017. However, if scholarships are still available after these have been evaluated or if no current graduates apply, past graduates will be considered. Graduate students are not eligible.
Applicants for scholarships are evaluated according to graduation date, academic rank, extracurricular and school activities, leadership skills, family union activity, essay, and recommendations.
The Memorial Scholarships are funded by contributions from AFT-Wisconsin and voluntary contributions.
Download the 2016-2017 AFT-Wisconsin scholarship application here: