AFT-W Scholarship Apps DUE

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Event date: 
Monday, March 15, 2021 - 5:00pm
Address: 
AFTW Office
  --
United States
Contact name: 
Kathy Kreul
Contact email: 
The application period for 2020-2021 scholarships is now open. Winners will be notified by May 1, 2021.
 
 
AFT-Wisconsin has a long tradition of offering educational scholarships to support dependents of members in good standing who wish to pursue a college education.  Currently, AFT-Wisconsin offers one $1,000 university scholarship and one $500 technical college scholarship.  This year, an additional $500 technical college scholarship is being offered in memory of Phil Neuenfeldt, past president of the Wisconsin State AFL-CIO who passed away in November 2018.  
 
Eligibility for Scholarships:
Applicant's parent, grandparent or guardian must be a current AFT-Wisconsin member or a retiree in good standing of AFT-Wisconsin for more than one year. The individual must be accepted into an accredited college, university or technical college at the time the award is issued. Preference for the 2020-2021 scholarships will be given to applicants with an expected high school graduation date of June 2021. However, if scholarships are still available after these have been evaluated or if no current graduates apply, past graduates will be considered. Graduate students are not eligible.
 
Evaluation criteria:
Applicants for scholarships are evaluated according to graduation date, academic rank, extracurricular and school activities, leadership skills, family union activity, essay and recommendations.
 
Funding:
The Memorial Scholarships are funded by both contributions from AFT-Wisconsin and voluntary contributions.
 
Timelines:
Applications are due to AFT-Wisconsin by March 15, 2021. Recipients will be notified by May 1, 2021. 
 
NOTE: You must request that your envelope have a postmark in order to verify date sent. The post office doesn't do this automatically anymore. 
 
If sending by regular mail, send to:  
AFT-Wisconsin
P.O. Box 285
Highland, WI  53543
 
If sending electronically, email to: 
Kreul@aft-wisconsin.org