by Jon Melegrito | November 27, 2012
The Jerry Clark Memorial Scholarship program for children of AFSCME members will provide two $5,000 awards to students who are currently sophomores and majoring in social sciences. This year’s winners will each receive the cash award for their junior and senior years of study, as well as an opportunity to intern with the AFSCME Political Action Department.
To be eligible, the student must be a child or financially dependent grandchild of an AFSCME member; must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better; must be in his/her sophomore year of study; must be a social science major (i.e. political science, sociology, ethnic studies, communications) at an accredited college or university; and must demonstrate a commitment to social justice and political activism.
Completed applications for the 2013 scholarships must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2013. Winners will be announced by Aug. 1, 2013.
The scholarship program was named after AFSCME's late political action director, Jerry Clark.
For more information, write to: AFSCME Education Department, 1625 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20036-5687 or telephone (202) 429-1250.