Scholarships

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Education benefits for members of AFT affiliated local unions and their families here in Connecticut include:
The AFT Connecticut Scholarship Selection Committee will award three $2,500.00 scholarships this year:
  • The George C. Springer Scholarship, reserved for AFT Connecticut members;
  • The AFT Connecticut Scholarship, preferred for public employee and healthcare union members' spouses or domestic partners or children; and
  • The Sharon M. Palmer Scholarship, is preferred for PreK-12, PSRP and higher education union members' spouses or domestic partners or children.
Our national union's Robert G. Porters scholars program offers four-year $8,000.00 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents and one-time $1,000.00 grants to AFT members.
The Union Plus Scholarship program supports working families pursuing post-secondary education with one-time grants ranging from $500.00 to $4,000.00 for study beginning in the Fall each year.