Scholarship Opportunities

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Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarships

Local 4 is committed to giving back to our communities and helping our children on the path to success. Each year, in partnership with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, we’ve been able to award great scholarships to hardworking students across the region. 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.

Any Massachusetts high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is in good standing with Local 4 is encouraged to apply. Learn more by visiting the Massachusetts AFL-CIO website. 

Please note that the Local 4 SAC Scholarship is awarded to the two students who receive the highest scores on this Scholarship Exam. These winners are selected through the process by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

Students should register for the 2021 Scholarship Exam by Friday, December 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. Between January 31, 2022 – February 4, 2022, the scholarship exam will be administered at high schools across Massachusetts.
Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarship Information

2021 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Program

This year, in honor of Sister Linda Horan, the NH AFL-CIO will again award scholarship assistance. Members in good standing of an affiliated local union, their spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards are encouraged to apply. A minimum of three scholarships will be awarded; one for $1,500, one for $1,000 and one for $750. Additional prizes may be awarded contingent on funding available.

Scholarship applicants must submit a 750-1,000 word (3 to 4 pages double-spaced) essay on the following topic:

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act addresses many of the major shortcomings with our current law. Passing the PRO Act would help restore workers’ ability to organize with their co-workers and negotiate for better pay, benefits, and fairness on the job. How would passing the PRO Act also promote greater racial & gender economic justice and bring greater fairness to the workplace?

Those eligible are members in good standing, or the spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards of a member in good standing, of unions affiliated with the NH AFL-CIO. The union member must live or work in New Hampshire.

A completed application form must be verified by Local 4 officials and must accompany the essay. Forms are available from Local 4 or the NH AFL-CIO, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106 (or call 603-623-7302).

The scholarship award(s) will be announced on or before August 31, 2021.

Winners must provide proof of undergraduate enrollment in a college, community college, university, or recognized trade school for the fall semester, 2021. Essays and application forms must be received by the NH AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee, no later than 4:00 p.m., TUESDAY, August 24, 2021 at: NH AFL-CIO, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106.

Download the 2021 Scholarship Application

Download the 2021 Scholarship Description

2021 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Information

Central MA AFL-CIO Scholarships

The AFL-CIO of Central Massachusetts is pleased to announce that we will be awarding six $1,000 scholarships as well as several $500 and $1,000.00 Platinum sponsored scholarships.

All names must be submitted to the lottery drawing by May 1, 2021.

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 4, 2021.

Scholarship Requirements
Scholarship Application

Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council Annual Scholarship

The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council is proud to once again be able to offer an Annual Scholarship Program.

There are two kinds of scholarships that are being awarded. The first scholarship is our college scholarship. There will be three $1,000 scholarships awarded. This scholarship information has been sent to high school guidance counselor offices throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.

The second scholarship is the Evelyn Moniz Scholarship which will be awarded to a union member who intends to go back to school or take professional development courses.

Scholarship Forms & Requirements