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    AFSCME Family Scholarship

    Offered by American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Oct 4, 2023
    10 awards worth

    $2,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    December 2024

    Scholarship Overview

    The AFSCME Family Scholarship is open to college-bound, graduating high school seniors whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member. To be eligible, applicants must be planning on enrolling in college the Fall after their high school graduation. Each year, the scholarship provides ten $2,000 awards to eligible students, that can be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. If you’re a college-bound high school senior with a parent or grandparent who is an AFSCME member, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

    AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees) was founded during the Great Depression on a simple idea - that a professional civil service is essential to a strong democracy. This idea has sustained AFSCME through nearly nine decades, as it has grown from a fledgling organization of a few thousand people to one of the most potent forces in the labor movement. Currently, AFSCME also offers scholarships for students, including their members.

    Eligibility information

    This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Application information

    To apply, interested students must send their application and the below materials to: AFSCME Family Scholarship Program, Attention: AFSCME Advantage, 1625 L Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-5687.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship designated for full-time or part-time students?

    This scholarship is designated for full-time enrollment status only.

    Is this scholarship restricted by institution type?

    Yes, this scholarship is restricted for use at two-year and four-year colleges.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees at https://www.afscme.org/contact.

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the AFSCME Family Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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