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2024 Career-Building Scholarship

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2024 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. 

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

How to Apply — The career-building scholarship application is available to be downloaded at the bottom of this page, 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 3, 2024. To avoid any mail  delays, we encourage you to submit your application electronically as well  to the following email Please put your First &  Last Name in the subject line.  

To Ensure 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 — The Texas AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee will judge all  applications when it meets in June 2023 to consider high school and continuing  scholarships. The Committee will consider the applicant’s plan for a career boost,  participation in the labor movement, and any special circumstances cited in the  application, including financial need, to reach a decision. 

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


2024 Career Building Scholarship Application
2024 Career Building Scholarship Application