This program offers four-year, $8,000.00 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members, as well as one-time $1,000.00 grants to AFT members. A mix of national AFT contributions and voluntary contributions from AFT affiliates, members and allies make the Robert G. Porters scholars program possible.

Union Plus Scholarships 
Application Deadline: January 31, 2022


AFT Connecticut Scholarship
Deadline May 1, 2022

The AFT Connecticut Scholarship Selection Committee awards two $2,500.00 scholarships each year:

  • The George C. Springer Scholarship is for AFT Connecticut members; and

  • The AFT Connecticut Scholarship is for members' spouses or domestic partners or children of members.

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For more than 20 years, the Union Plus Scholarship program has supported working families pursuing post-secondary education. Amounts range from $500.00 to $4,000.00, and these one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall each year.

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AFT Porter Scholars Program 
Application Deadline: April 30, 2022