AFT Offers Scholarships

Kindly let your students know!

Deadline: April 12, 2024**

The American Federation of Teachers Local 1796 is pleased to announce that we are awarding three (3) $1000.00 scholarships to WPU students: one (1) Local 1796 Scholarship, one (1) Local 1796 Irwin Nack Scholarship, and one (1) CNJSCL-Council of New Jersey State College Locals Scholarship. The three (3) scholarships will be awarded this year and will be deposited into student accounts for payment toward tuition and fees for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. The criteria needed to be eligible for one of these scholarships are the following: (1) G.P.A. of at least 3.0, (2) membership in a union by the applicant or a member of his/her family, and (3) the submission of an essay (see application). Graduate students are encouraged to apply, as they will be eligible for one of the $1000 scholarships.

Application forms for this year’s Local 1796 scholarships are linked above and additionally may be obtained at the AFT Office located in Grant Hall Room 233 or by emailing the AFT Office to request an application via email. Completed applications must be returned to the AFT Office on or before April 12, 2024. Applications may be left under the door of the Union office, or a scan of the complete application may be sent via email to the AFT Office.

*The decision of the Union Scholarship Committee will be final.