|Butler County United Labor Council, AFL-CIO|
2013 Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the AFL-CIO and Union Plus are offering scholarships to help graduating high school seniors realize their dreams of a college education.
The one-time $5,000 scholarships are for study for the academic year beginning in the fall 2013 through summer 2014. Fifty scholarships will be awarded.
A completed application must be received on or before 12 p.m. EDT on Monday, July 1, 2013. Apply Now
Individuals who were awarded a high school degree between Jan. 1, 2013 and July 1, 2013.
Applicants must be dependent children or grandchildren (as defined by IRS regulations) of current or retired members of AFL-CIO unions from the U.S. and its territories. Applicants may also be union members themselves or a spouse of an eligible union member. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or legal caregiver. The one-year membership minimum must be satisfied by July 1, 2013.
Current members of an eligible community organization.
The applicant must be accepted into a U.S.-accredited college or university, community college or technical or trade school at the time the award is issued. Awards must be used for the 2013-2014 school year.
This is a competitive scholarship and applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor.
Scholarship applicants are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.
A completed application will include:
One letter of reference (in .doc or .pdf format) from a teacher or other adult who is familiar with your achievements and abilities.
One essay of approximately 500 words.
Union or community organization information, including the national or international union name, local union number, local union’s address, phone number and the local union’s president or business manager. If there are multiple union affiliations, the above information must be provided for each affiliation.
If applying under the community member category, you will need to provide the details of your membership in an eligible community organization as well as a letter from the organization describing your involvement.
Educational funding is available through a variety of resources. Union members and their dependants should check with their Local Unions, District Councils, Central Labor Councils, Area Labor Federations, State AFL-CIO, National or International Union and the National AFL-CIO to see if there are any scholarship opportunities.
For Scholarship Opportunities in our area check the category titled "Educational Opportunities".
Links to all AFL-CIO affiliated National Labor Unions is under the category to the left called "National Labor Organizations".
The category titled Links to websites of our affiliates may be helpful to others, if includes links to 5 of our 10 Central Labor Council websites and some of their affiliates.
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