The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to inform our affiliates of a new AFL-CIO/Union Plus “Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship” program to help talented high school seniors from families in need – including union families and those in the community – to help pay for the costs of higher education. The program plans to provide $5,000 scholarships to a minimum of 50 students.
The AFL-CIO created a website where students can apply: www.aflcio.org/scholarship.
The scholarship program was authorized at the February AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. The national AFL-CIO has partnered with the Union Privilege program to offer the scholarships.
We encourage you to circulate this information to your members and others who might be interested in the scholarship. Applications are due by July 1, 2013.