Minnesota AFL-CIO Scholarships
2016 Scholarships

High School Seniors
The Minnesota AFL-CIO offers five $1,000 scholarships for union members (or dependents of union members) whose union is affiliated with the Minnesota AFLCIO.

The applicant must be a present high school senior, planning to attend post secondary school in the state of Minnesota. The 2016 scholarship form will be posted in January.

Labor Leadership Grants
The Tobey Lapakko Labor Leadership Grant is available to women who are union members in good standing; the Charles McKenna Leadership Grant is available to men who are union members in good standing.

Grants are available for members of affiliated unions seeking to develop their abilities and skills as union leaders. The grants help defray the cost of classes, programs or conferences sponsored or endorsed by the AFL-CIO or affiliated organizations.

Recipients will be selected by lot by the Minnesota AFL-CIO Education Committee; grant amounts will be determined by the committee.

If you have questions regarding the grant or scholarship programs offered by the Minnesota AFL-CIO, contact Labor Education Services at 612-624-5020.

Martin Duffy Scholarship
The Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship is a $500 tuition scholarship awarded to union members of the Minnesota AFL-CIO (not high school graduating dependents).

All scholarship funds are applicable only to accredited educational institutions. Awards will be made payable jointly to the winners and the educational institutions as indicated. Only winners will be notified. Winners must use the scholarship within one year of receipt of notification letter.