There are a number of scholarship opportunities available for AFSCME members and their dependents. Oregon AFSCME offers three scholarship opportunities to members and their families
Who is eligible?
Active, laid-off, retired or disabled members of Council 75 in good standing and their spouses (including life partners and their children), natural children, stepchildren or grandchildren are eligible. Active members of Oregon AFSCME must remain active for at least one year as of March 1st of the year in which the scholarship application is filed, or have been a member for one-year preceding the date of lay-off, death, disability or retirement.
Applicants must also file an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Donna Danner Memorial Scholarship Fund is named after one of Council 75's most beloved members. Donna Danner was a union activist at Local 328 (Oregon Health & Science University) for many years before her premature passing from complications from a brain tumor on November 18, 2000. There are two $1,000 scholarships and five $750 scholarships awarded annually. This scholarship is funded by your union dues. Apply at www.osac.state.or.us code 315MX
Cornelia Valentine Murphy Scholarship established in the name of the former Council 75 Political Coordinator by her brother, Paul Murphy. There is one $500 scholarship awarded annually. The Murphy memorial is an endowment fund that needs donations in order to keep the scholarship alive. Contributions can be made through Council 75. Apply at www.osac.state.or.us with code 500MX.
Bill Lucy Scholarship established in 2014 in the name of AFSCME International’s Secretary Treasurer from 1972 to 2010. His decades of service include collarborating with Dr. Martin Luther King in Memphis during the 1968 sanitation workers strike. It was during this strike that King was assassinated. There are 2 $1000 scholarships awarded annually for students of labor studies or political science. This scholarship is funded by your union dues. Apply at www.osac.state.or.us with code XXXXX.
DEADLINES to apply:
Final application materials must be received by OSAC by March 1 of each year – but you are encouraged to get started as early as January 1. Applicants who submit completed materials by February 15 of each year are eligible for one “early bird” scholarship
AFSCME International http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships
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