Want to Help Workers Build a Union?

January 12, 2011

Interested in working for social and economic justice through the labor movement? Want to learn first-hand what it’s like to work on the front lines of an organizing campaign? Then, apply for the AFSCME/UNCF/Harvard Union Scholars Program.

To be eligible, you must be a college student of color, including: African American, Hispanic American, Asian Pacific Islander American and American Indian/Alaskan Native.

In addition, you must be a second-semester sophomore or junior during the application and interview process, have at least a 2.5 grade point average and have a social science major. Also, you’ll need a valid driver’s license.

If accepted, you’ll be given a $4,000 stipend, become eligible to receive up to $5,000 in scholarship money, get paired with an experienced AFSCME organizer, receive a rental car, and have your housing and travel expenses covered while working on an organizing campaign for 10 weeks this summer.

Interested? Then you’ll have to hurry, because the deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2011. To download a brochure and learn more, visit the Union Scholars Program page on Find the online application and earn more about UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) on, and read more about becoming an AFSCME organizer here.

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