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2024 High School 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 and the 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 at the bottom of this page, from your Central Labor  Council, or from the Texas AFL-CIO Education Department - P. O. Box 12727, Austin, Texas  78711. THE POSTMARK DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31,  2024. 

TO ENSURE PROPER PROCESSINGPlease 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 a parent or legal guardian. Include an official school transcript  and 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. 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.  

A packet of material on organized labor will be sent to each applicant in March 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 26, 2024. Please contact your Central Labor Council if you have not  received notice of an interview by April 5, 2024YOU 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. Winning applicants’ names 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 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 Communications Director, at (512) 695-1148 or 


2024 High School Scholarship Application
2024 High School Scholarship Application