AFSCME Family Scholarship

The 2021 application period is closed. Winners will be announced May 31*. Applications for 2022 will be available in July.

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.

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

* Original March announcement date was postponed to May 31 due to delays in mail delivery and to allow time for processing and review.

** 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.