Union scholarships


Union membership helps workers build a better future for their families. AFSCME members and their families benefit from annual scholarship opportunities to pursue their education goals at colleges, universities, labor programs and technical schools.

AFSCME Council 31 is accepting applications through April 21 for its annual Larry Marquardt Scholarship. Applicants must be AFSCME Council 31 members in good standing who plan to attend school full-time. Children of AFSCME members who are high school seniors or college students under the age of 25 are also eligible to apply. Two winners will be awarded $2,000 each. The scholarship honors Larry Marquardt, the first executive director of Council 31 and a tireless union organizer who dedicated his life to improving the lives of working people. To get more information about Council 31's Marquardt Scholarship, click here. For a printable application, click here.


There are many other scholarship opportunities available for union members. Make sure to explore your options!