The American Federation of Teachers Latino Caucus is now accepting applications for the Maria Portalatin National Freedom Scholarship.
Lifetime activist Maria Portalatin helped create the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement and was a member of the United Federation of Teachers, the New York State United Teachers, and the American Federation of Teachers. This annual prize is named the “Freedom Scholarship” because Portalatin believed that through education, minority students are free to pursue a brighter future.
To apply, students must:
• Be a high school senior in a public school
• Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage
• Have a parent or guardian who is a union member
Three students will be selected to receive a $1,000 book stipend and laptop computer. Submissions must be postmarked by June 13.
Find more information and the scholarship application here: https://afl.salsalabs.com/o/4013/c/623/images/aft-latino-caucus-freedom-scholarship%20May.pdf