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2023 Career-Building Scholarship

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2023 Texas AFL-CIO Career-Building Scholarship

Who May Apply - Affiliated union members looking to return to school to advance their careers. The union must be affiliated with both the Texas AFL-CIO and any Central Labor Council or other local body with jurisdiction over your residence or workplace. Applicants must plan to attend a university, college, or technical institute.

How to Apply - Print out the application at the bottom of this page. The application is also available from your Central Labor Council, or from the Texas AFL-CIO Education Department, P.O. Box 12727, Austin, TX 78711. Postmark deadline for applying is Friday, May 15th, 2023.

Value of Scholarship? - The scholarship is a one-time grant of $1,500.

To Insure Proper Processing - Please list the Central Labor Council, if any, with which your union is affiliated. To verify your affiliation, make sure the application is signed by a union officer. Please mail applications to:
Texas AFL-CIO Education Department, P.O. Box 12727, Austin, TX 78711.
Incomplete applications will be returned.

Selection Process - In choosing a recipient, the Committee will consider the applicant's plan for a career boost, the plan's relevance to the labor movement, and any special circumstances cited in the application, including financial need.

If you are awarded a scholarship, please contact the Texas AFL-CIO Education Department in writing or via email to and give us the name and address of the financial aid department at the university, college or technical institute you plan to attend. The scholarship, which may be used for tuition, fees, or other direct educational expenses, will be paid directly to the school of your choice.

For further information, contact your local union officer, Central Labor Council, or Edward Sills, Texas AFL-CIO Communications Director, at (512) 477-6195 or

Mar 20, 2023