Getting a college education is important but paying for college can be overwhelming. To relieve some of the financial stress, AFSCME provides several scholarships that bring students closer to their dream of achieving a higher education.
Ten students won this year’s AFSCME Family Scholarships. These winners will each receive $2,000 toward their college education, renewable annually for up to four years if they remain enrolled in a full-time course of study in any field.
AFSCME Family Scholarship winners must be graduating high school seniors at the time of application, and children of – or financially dependent grandchildren of – active, full, dues-paying AFSCME members or active retiree members, and have taken the ACT or SAT.
At the time the scholarship is awarded, recipients must be enrolled in a full-time degree program at an accredited college or university or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution.
Congratulations to our 2018 winners. Their names and the locations and AFSCME affiliations of their parents or grandparents are listed below:
- Alexis Basel, Wisconsin Council 32, Local 2748
- Matthew Brahms, AFSCME New Jersey, Local 2307
- Britnee Caires-Akau, Hawaii Government Employees Association (HGEA), AFSCME Local 152
- Reaghan Case, Missouri Council 61, Local 3503
- Aubrietta McCrone, Washington Council 2, Local 21
- Lina Montes, New York, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA), Local 860
- Anthony Ruhulessin, Illinois Council 31, Local 3477
- Kortney Stortz, California Council 57, Local 2700
- Smaran Teru, Pennsylvania Council 89, Local 1981
- Brett Zonick, Oregon Council 75, Local 3580
Learn more about the AFSCME Family Scholarship program. Applications for next year will be available after June 15 and must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2018. For information about other AFSCME scholarships, click here.
AFSCME members and eligible dependents can also receive a two-year college education for free. Learn about the AFSCME Free College benefit.