The application period for 2022-2023 scholarships is now open. Awardees will be notified by May 1, 2023
AFT-Wisconsin has a long tradition of offering educational scholarships to support dependents of members in good standing who wish to pursue a secondary education. AFT-Wisconsin offers one $1,000 university scholarship and one $500 technical college scholarship.
This year, an additional $500 technical college scholarship is being offered in memory of Phil Neuenfeldt, past president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO who passed away in November 2018.
Also, this year, an additional $1,000 university scholarship will be awarded in memory of Kathy Monaghan, a long time union member, activist, and leader in AFT-Wisconsin.
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 2022-2023 scholarships will be given to applicants with an expected high school graduation date of June 2023. 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.
Completed applicants for scholarships are evaluated according to graduation date, academic record, extracurricular and school activities, leadership skills, family union activity, essay and recommendations.
The Memorial Scholarships are funded by both contributions from AFT-Wisconsin and voluntary contributions.
Completed applications are due by email or regular mail to AFT-Wisconsin by March 15, 2023. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2023.
NOTE: If using regular mail, you must request that your envelope have a postmark to verify date sent. The post office does not automatically do this anymore.
If sending by regular mail, send to: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 285
Highland, WI 53543
If sending electronically, email to: Kreul@aft-wisconsin.org