March 2013 Issue
February 28, 2013

AFT offers scholarships to members, families

Source: NYSUT United

Are you continuing your education? Do you have a child who is a senior in high school with plans to attend college? The American Federation of Teachers can help.

The AFT, as part of its Robert G. Porter Scholars Program, offers four $8,000 scholarships to high-achieving high school seniors who are the dependents of AFT members.

And 10 grants of $1,000 each are available to AFT members from all divisions who are seeking continuing education in their field of work.

Applications are now available. You can download one at The deadline is April 1.

Robert G. Porter was a dedicated union activist who gave his all to education.

Since its inception in 1993, the Robert G. Porter Scholars Program has awarded almost $500,000 to AFT members and their dependents to further their education.

This year's winners will be announced by June 30 and will be recognized at the AFT TEACH Conference, July 22-24, in Washington, D.C.