Scholarships & Awards

Deadline extended for Nellie Stone Johnson scholarships

The deadline to apply for Nellie Stone Johnson scholarships, which are available to minority students from union families, has been extended to May 31.  read more »

2014 Community Services Awards

The Minnesota AFL-CIO Bea Kersten Community Services Project Award honors groups that have made unique contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  The Terrel D. Merriman Community Services Award honors individuals who make unique contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  The Minnesota AFL-CIO Youth Volunteer Award honors young union members or dependents of union members (ages 17-21) who made unique contributions to their community through volunteer service.  

Deadline is May 30, 2014.

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. Here is more information at UnionPlus.

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. read more »

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