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

2023 AFSCME Family Scholarship Winners


  • Victor Chen (CA) – child of Jia Shi of AFSCME Council 57, Local 2620
  • Calvin Kan (WA) – child of Wen Shen of AFSCME Council 28, Local 976
  • Heather Hubbs (TX) – child of Rozalia Hubbs of AFSCME Local 2021
  • Stefan Lechintan (OH) – child of Nicoleta Elena Lechintan, OAPSE/AFSCME Local 4, (OAPSE Local 307)
  • Cami Nakagawa (HI) – child of Eric Nakagawa of HGEA/AFSCME Local 152
  • Mateen Nassirpour (NY) – child of Arefeh Riazi of AFSCME Council 37, Local 2627
  • Mae Nephew (MN) – child of James Thomas Nephew of AFSCME Council 5, Local 3761
  • Joseph Ponesse (NY) – child of Dawn Mulder of CSEA/AFSCME 1000, CSEA Local 332
  • Justis Walker (IL) – child of RosaLynn Walker of AFSCME Council 31, Local 2081
  • Ashyia Wilkins (PA) – child of Curtis Wilkins of AFSCME Council 33, Local 427