Reminder—if you know of a high school senior in an affiliated union family, this year’s Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is under way, with a deadline of January 31, 2018.
The one-time grants have been raised from $1,000 to $1,500. The program helps children of union members pay for college, but it goes beyond that. Through an interview and testing process, all applicants get more exposure to how unions work and to labor history. The program is open to high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a member of a union that is affiliated both with a Central Labor Council (or Area Labor Federation) and with the Texas AFL-CIO. (In some cases, students themselves are affiliated union members and, of course, that makes them eligible.)
Scholarship application: http://www.texasaflcio.org/scholarship. More about the program: http://www.texasaflcio.org/new-blog-1/scholarship-article.