There are three scholarship programs available each year for AFT-affiliated union members and their families — and the 2017 application windows for these valuable benefits are now open:
  1. AFT Connecticut awards two $2,500.00 scholarships annually; one to a member for their own higher education and another for a spouse, domestic partner or child of a member;
  2. Our national AFT’s Robert G. Porter Scholars Program offers one-time $1,000.00 grants to union members and four-year, $8,000.00 scholarships to their dependents; &
  3. Union Plus awards grants to members and their families ranging from $500.00 to $4,000.00 each year.
Resolve this year to lower the cost of higher education for your family and apply for all three today; the first deadline is January 31 for the Union Plus program.
Good luck, and in solidarity,
Ed Leavy

Secretary-Treasurer, AFT Connecticut

Jean Morningstar
First Vice President, AFT Connecticut

John Brady, RN
Executive Vice President, AFT Connecticut

Jan Hochadel
President, AFT Connecticut