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AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

This 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. Grants can be used for continuing education and also for implementing programs or introducing tools in the classroom, workplace and/or community.


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The 2019 application is now open for submissions through March 31, 2019 Letters of recommendation and school transcripts/reports are due by April 19, 2019.


For more information about the Porter Scholars Program see the links below. Contact PorterScholars@aft.org if you have additional questions.


Union Plus Scholarship Program


Sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation. The program is open to members, spouses and dependent children of unions participating in any of the Union Plus programs. See the Union Plus Scholarship Program website for more information. https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships


The 2019 application is now available. Deadline for 2019 applications is 12:00pm (noon, Eastern Time), January 31, 2019.

Illinois Federation of Public Employees |  Local 4408

A Union of Professionals