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Scholarship Opportunities for AFT members and dependents

AFT has two scholarship programs available to help members and their children achieve their educational dreams.

  • The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program offers four 4-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as 10 one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members to assist with their continuing education. The 2023 Porter Scholars application period is open, and the deadline is March 31, 2023. For more details and eligibility requirements for the Porter Scholarship Program, click here. 

  • Because AFT is affiliated with the AFL-CIO, members are also eligible to apply for the Union Plus Scholarship Program. Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Award amounts range from $500 to $4000. Applications are due before January 31, 2023.  For more details and eligibility requirements for the Union Plus Scholarship Program, click here. 

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