2019 Scholarship Program

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WHO MAY APPLY:  Members or children of members of local unions or children whose legal guardians are members of local unions that are affiliated with the Texas AFL-CIO andthe local Central Labor Council.  Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning to attend a university, college or technical institute in the summer or fall term. Scholarships are one-time grants of $1,500.

Application forms are available from your Central Labor Council or the Texas AFL-CIO Education Department - P. O. Box 12727, Austin, Texas 78711.  THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019.

TO INSURE PROPER PROCESSING:  Please be sure to list the Central Labor Council with which your parent’s or legal guardian’s local union is affiliated.  Make sure the application is signed by a union officer and at least one parent or legal guardian.  Include an official school transcriptand if applicable, proof of legal guardianship. If you are unsure that your local union is affiliated with your local Central Labor Council, please contact one of your local union officers. PLEASE MAIL APPLICATIONS TO:  TEXAS AFL-CIO EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - P. O. BOX 12727, AUSTIN, TEXAS   78711. Incomplete applications will be returned to the student .

A packet of material on organized labor will be sent to each applicant to prepare for a test about unions.  If you do not receive your packet, please contact your central labor council, a local union officer, or the Texas AFL-CIO.

SELECTION PROCESS:  Each Central Labor Council will arrange all interviews and tests for applicants no later than April 8, 2019.  Please contact your Central Labor Council if you have not received notice of an interview by April 12, 2019.  YOU MUST BE TESTED AND INTERVIEWED IN THE CENTRAL LABOR COUNCIL DISTRICT IN WHICH YOUR LOCAL UNION IS AFFILIATED.

After interviews and tests are conducted, each local Central Labor Council will select semi-finalists from among their applicants.  Applicant’s financial need, academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, and his/her understanding of the labor movement as demonstrated by the test scores and interviews will be considered.

The statewide Scholarship Committee of the Texas AFL-CIO will select winners from among the semi-finalists.  The results will be mailed to all applicants.  High Schools principals will receive notice of winning applicants whose name will be announced in the Texas AFL-CIO Labor News.

If you are awarded a scholarship, please contact the Texas AFL-CIO Education Department in writing or via email to [email protected], and give us the name and address of the university, college or technical institute you plan to attend.  The scholarship will be paid directly to the school of your choice upon acceptance.

For further information, contact your local union officer, Central Labor Council or Edward Sills, Texas AFL-CIO Education Department, at (512) 477-6195 or [email protected].

Donors to Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Fund

July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

American Income Life

AOA Group, Foster YMCA

Joe Arabie

Joe Beuerlein

Kirsten Bey

Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen

Virgie Camarillo

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists-San Antonio

Linda Chavez-Thompson

Kevin Clift (Clift Group)

Jacqueline Collier

CWA Local 6132

CWA Local 6215

Michael & Lynette Edwards

Patti & Dick Ellis

Montserrat Garibay


IBEW 716

ILA Local 28

IUOE Local 450

Julie Ann Jagemann

Rick Levy

Robert McEntire

Lee Medley

Tonya & Bill Merritt; Rhonda Ellis; Debbie & Chad Hudspeth

Becky Moeller

Morgan Stanley

John & Linda Patrick

Plumber Local 68

Jay & Patricia Powell

Wayne Roberts

Sabine Area Central Labor Council

San Antonio Central Labor Council

Kamron Saunders

Emily & Dennis Speight

Texas AFL-CIO 

Texas Building & Construction Trades Council

Texas State Council of Machinists

Texas State Strutters Board of Directors

Texas State Teachers Association

Texstar Marketing Inc.

Maria Thomas

TWU Local 260

UAW Region 5 SW States Cap Council

Eugenia Maxwell Ulbert

Union Labor Life Ins. Co.

USW 13-243

Rosa Walker

Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Program Memorials – 2018

Cynthia Burks

Renee Cicero

Sarah Cross

Grace Cummins

Ronald H. Darby

Fernande Eliano

Connie English

Dan Fite

Bill Haywood, Joe Hill & Mother Jones

Hervey Harrison Hiner Sr.

Jimmy Horton

Gilbert Kissling

Neil Koutnik

Megan Amber Lewis

Jaime Martinez

Barbara McCoy

Gertrude Mika

Maria Alicia Albarado Morales

Gerald Ray Nance

Diane Shirley Nash

T.O. Parsons

Brent Petit

Mary Petry

Robert E. “Bob” Priest

Letti Ramirez

David Ramos

Therese & Richard Rodriguez

Bruce Tregre

Jeff Warden

Dally Willis

Gwen York


Mike Cunningham

John Patrick

Rosa Walker