Scholarships

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.

Congratulations to our 2021 student scholarship winners.

Isabella Marcelino
Parent: Elizabeth Gonzalez, United Federation of Teachers (NY), Local 2

James Connor
Parent: Gene Connor, New York State United Teachers

Bianca Grimsley
Parent: Wanda Caudle-Grimsley, Health Professionals and Allied Employees (NJ), Local 5089

Alexis Jean Ream
Parent: Vicki Jaloszynski-Ream, West Suburban Teachers Union (IL), Local 571

Applications for 2022 scholarships will be open in late 2021.

More info

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.