Update: We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2023-2024 scholarships.

  • Irwin Nack Scholarship: Danielle Curry – graduate student in Education and member of the NJEA
  • AFT Local 1796 Scholarship: Jessica David – undergraduate student in Political Science
  • CNJSCL Scholarship: Jenny Leprotto – undergraduate student in Early Childhood Education for Paraprofessionals

Congratulations, Danielle, Jessica and Jenny!

AFT Offers Scholarships

Kindly let your students know!

Deadline: April 21, 2023**

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 2023-2024 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.

The application form for this year’s Local 1796 scholarships is linked above and may be obtained at the AFT Office located in Grant Hall Room 233, The David and Lorraine Cheng Library Reference Desk, the Valley Road Information Desk, or by emailing the Union office at to request an application via email. Completed applications must be returned to the AFT Office on or before April 21, 2023. 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 decision of the Union Scholarship Committee will be final.
**The application deadline has been extended to April 21, 2023, from its original date of April 14.