Scholarships & Awards

2017 MN AFL-CIO Scholarships  

The Minnesota AFL-CIO scholarship is awarded to five (5) recipients in 2017 to graduating high school seniors who are union members or dependents of union members.

Sponsored and funded by the Minnesota AFL-CIO, the Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship has two (2) scholarships available this year. It's a tuition scholarship awarded to Minnesota union members who are affiliated with the Minnesota AFL-CIO.

The scholarship application deadline for both scholarships is April 30, 2017.

See the scholarship forms for details of eligibility requirements.

MN AFL-CIO Scholarship form

Martin Duffy Scholarship form

Labor Leadership Grants

The Tobey Lapakko Labor Leadership Grant is available to women who are union members in good standing; the Charles McKenna Leadership Grant is available to men who are union members in good standing.

Grants are available for members of affiliated unions seeking to develop their abilities and skills as union leaders. The grants help defray the cost of classes, programs or conferences sponsored or endorsed by the AFL-CIO or affiliated organizations.

The Minnesota AFL-CIO Education Committee determines recipients and grant amounts.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Shields at 651-227-7647.

Labor Leadership Grant form

Union Plus Scholarship

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $2.4 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Over 1,700 families have benefited from our commitment to higher education. The Union Plus Scholarship Program is offered through the Union Plus Education Foundation. See link for more information.

Nellie Stone Johnson Scholarship

Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,200 are given each year to students enrolled in community or technical college, along with undergraduate and graduate programs. Students are eligible for consideration for up to two years for a community or technical program, up to four years of undergraduate work at a university (including two years in a community or technical college, and up to two years of graduate work. See link for eligibility requirements and download the application form.


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