AFSCME Family Scholarship

The deadline to apply for the 2021 AFSCME Family Scholarship is December 31, 2020.

Knowledge Is Power

Looking for financial support for college?  Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

Are You Eligible?

To be eligible, you must:

  • At the time of application, be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;
  • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT (this requirement has been WAIVED for 2021 applications*).
  • Return complete application with all required documentation postmarked by the December 31, 2020 deadline.

How to Apply

Download the 2021 AFSCME Family Scholarship Application

To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, official copies of your SAT or ACT scores, letters of recommendation, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2020, to:

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program
Attention: AFSCME Advantage
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-588-0374.

2020 AFSCME Family Scholarship Winners


  • McKenna Connell, AFSCME Council 25, Local 3317
  • Maali DeLeón, AFSCME Local 4041
  • Puneet Kaler, Council 57, Local 2620
  • Abigail Little, CSEA/AFSCME Local 1000, L 805
  • Robert Oates, Council 25, Local 2733
  • Malachi Proctor, Council 3, Local 112
  • Brennan Rains, OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, L 1999
  • Sierra Romero, Council 18, Local 3022
  • Holly Sexton, Council 8, Local 3619
  • Erina Uddin, AFSCME District Council 37, Local 420

* Nearly half of all students scheduled to take the SAT or ACT have not been able to do so, due to Covid-19 restrictions or cancellations.

The College Board who administers the SAT has urged colleges to “equally consider students for admission who are unable to take the test due to Covid-19.” The National Association of College Admissions Counseling has also put out a call for schools to pledge that test-optional means test-optional and that applicants who do not submit test scores be given no less consideration than those who do.