Scholarships

Education benefits for members of AFT affiliated unions and their families:

The AFT Connecticut Scholarship Selection Committee awards two scholarships each year:

  • The George C. Springer Scholarship is for AFT Connecticut members; and

  • The AFT Connecticut Scholarship is for members' spouses or domestic partners or children of members.

This program offers four-year, $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as one-time $1,000 grants to AFT members. A mix of national AFT contributions and voluntary contributions from AFT affiliates, members and friends make the scholars program possible.

For more than 20 years, the Union Plus Scholarship program has supported working families pursuing post-secondary education. Amounts range from $500 to $4,000, and these one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall each year.