Scholarship Opportunities

We know that everyone wants their children to have access to a great education, and we’re committed to helping them pursue their goals.

That’s why we’re proud to offer scholarships to Local 4 members and your family members. Read more about the opportunities below.

Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds Scholarships

Any Local 4 member, child, grandchild, or spouse is eligible to apply for one of two scholarships offered by the Massachusetts Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds (MCTHTF):

  • Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship – for those enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited nursing program.
  • Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship – for those enrolled in or accepted as an undergraduate student by an accredited college or university.

Both scholarship recipients will be awarded $1,000 for up to four (4) consecutive years of undergraduate study.

All candidates must submit an application, essay, and an official school transcript to be considered. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 22, 2020 and mailed to the MCTHTF (16 Trotter Drive, PO Box 680, Medway, MA 02053).

Review additional eligibility and application criteria at the MA Coalition of Taft-Hartley Trust Funds website or by calling Assistant Administrator Laura-Jean Hickey at 508-533-1400 x116.

For more information, please review the links below.

Lou Sarno Memorial Scholarship

Lou Sarno Application
Lou Sarno Guide

Colleen Sullivan Memorial Nursing Vocation Scholarship

Sullivan Application
Sullivan Guide

Local 4 SAC Scholarships

We award $2,500 scholarships each year to two high school seniors planning to attend college. Members generously fund these opportunities through a voluntary five-cent per hour payroll deduction.

To apply, a student must be a son or daughter of a member who regularly contributes to the SAC Scholarship Fund and be in good standing with respect to dues, including dues check-off.

For more information on how to apply, call the Union Hall 508-533-1433 ext. 412.

Central MA AFL-CIO Scholarships

Please note that the 2020 submission deadline for this scholarship has now passed. Check this page again for information on how to apply in future years.

The AFL-CIO of Central Massachusetts awards six $1,000 scholarships and several additional $500 and $1,000 Platinum-sponsored scholarships each year. The scholarship recipients will be drawn by lottery at the May Community Services Committee meeting and the winners will be announced at the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, June 5, 2020.

To be eligible, students must be a 2020 graduating high school senior going on to college and a member or child/grandchild of a member of a local that is affiliated with the Central MA AFL/CIO. Union members must live or work in the jurisdiction of the Central MA AFL/CIO.

For more information, read the below forms:

Scholarship Requirements
Scholarship Application