More Union Scholarships!
For CFT members and their dependents


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The AFT and the AFL-CIO offer scholarships and professional grants to members and their children or dependents. Learn about their programs below.

Robert G. Porter Scholarship 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.

Union Plus Scholarship Program

The Union Plus Scholarship awards are presented annually to union members or members of their families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. In 2023, 205 union members and union family members were awarded $200,000 in Union Plus Scholarships, ranging from $500 to $4,000.