Scholarships & Awards

2016 MN AFL-CIO Scholarships  

The Minnesota AFL-CIO is proud to have scholarships available for union members and their dependents.

The 2016 MN AFL-CIO Scholarship recipients are:

Stephanie Daugherty, Northeast Range High School (UA 589)
Destiny Rude, Aitkin High School (AFT 6116)
Mandie Sigfrinius, Grand Rapids High School (AFSCME 1626)
Franklin White, Moose Lake High School (AFSCME 3887)
Cassidy Watson, Simley High School (USW 264)


The 2017 scholarship form/information will be posted in January 2017.

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.

2016 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.

George Meany Award

The George Meany Award is a  national recognition approved by the AFL-CIO Executive Council. It may be presented to any adult union member who has made a significant contribution to the youth of their community through Scouting. The purpose of this award is to recognize the recipient's outstanding service to youth through the programs of the Boy Scouts of America. Application form may be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the page. Deadline is July 15, 2016. Please return completed forms to the MN AFL-CIO, 175 Aurora Ave., St. Paul, MN   55103.

If you have any questions, please contact Brad Lehto or Chris Shields at 651-227-7647

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