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Education benefits for members of AFT affiliated unions and their families:
AFT Connecticut Scholarships (Application Deadline: April 1)
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.
AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program (Application Deadline: March 31)
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.
Union Plus Scholarships (Application Deadline: January 31)
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.