AFSCME Family Scholarship

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
  • In 2022, AFSCME adopted a test-optional policy. Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, but the selection committee may consider them.
  • Return complete application with all required documentation postmarked by the December 31 deadline.

How to Apply

Download Application

Please make sure your complete application and all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendation, optional SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.) are mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2023, to:

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program
Attention: AFSCME Advantage
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-5687

2024 AFSCME Family Scholarship Winners


  • Bronwyn Allabastro, child of Pia Allabastro, AFSCME Council 75, Local 328
  • Jake Coyle, child of Kimberly Dolan, AFSCME District Council 37, Local 371
  • Alexendra Dooley, child of Lisa Dooley, AFSCME Council 31, Local 1748
  • Madison Dryden, child of Sean Dryden, NAPE/AFSCME Local 61
  • Jonathan Hernandez, child of Nancy Hernandez, AFSCME Maryland Council 3, Local 112
  • Messiah Khalfani, child of April Hart, AFSCME Council 20, Local 2401
  • Gianni Obregon, child of Marissa Castoro, AFSCME Local 3299
  • Charleston Rabb, child of Sylnovia Rabb, AFSCME Local 1624
  • Lillian Schofield, child of David Schofield, AFSCME Council 8, Local 3812
  • Samahdi Scott, child of Pierre Scott, AFSCME Council 57, Local 2019