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AFSCME announces Family Scholarship winners

By AFSCME Staff ·
Tags: Benefits

Congratulations are in order for the 12 deserving winners of the 2022 AFSCME Family Scholarship. With a $2,000 annual award for each winner – renewable for up to four years – to help them on their higher education journeys, these young scholars are on their way to making their dreams come true.

The 2022 winners are:

Saoirse Burke (Conn.) – daughter of John Burke, Retiree Chapter 4
Jared Chantz (Pa.) – stepson of William Schollaert, Council 13, Local 757
Theresa Conroy (Maine) – daughter of Mary Murphy, Council 93, Local 2179
Whitney Cordes (Idaho) – daughter of Bradley Cordes, Council 75, Local 3940
Melissa Fixmer (Wis.) – daughter of Carolyn Fixmer, Council 32, Local 2748
Jared Langner (Calif.) – son of Ila Langner, Council 57, Local 101
Elizabeth Merdan (Minn.) – daughter of Susan Merdan, Council 65, Local 748
Mae Nettle (Ohio) – daughter of Charles Nettle, Council 8, Local 2662
Payton Odom (Wash.) – daughter of Lisa Odom, Council 2, Local 1811
Malachi Partee (Pa.) – son of Cecelia Partee, Council 3, Local 112
Kesiah Philpot (Utah) – daughter of Jerry Philpot, Local 1004
Trinity Webb (Ill.) – daughter of Fatima Brown, Council 31, Local 1006

Normally, 10 winners are selected for the AFSCME Family Scholarship annually. It is always a difficult task to select only 10 from such a talented and deserving pool of students. This year, due to additional hardships on students and families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we awarded 12 scholarships.

To be selected for an AFSCME Family scholarship, applicants must be graduating high school seniors and the children of – or financially dependent grandchildren of – an active, full, dues-paying AFSCME member or active retiree member.

At the time the scholarship is awarded, students must be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited college or university, or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution.

Learn more about the AFSCME Family Scholarship program. Applications for next year will be available by September and must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31, 2022. For information about other AFSCME scholarships, click here.

AFSCME members and eligible family members can also receive a college education for free. Learn about how to earn a certificate or associate degree, or complete a bachelor’s degree for free with the AFSCME Free College benefit.

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