Friday, May 31, 2013


The AFL-CIO and Union Plus have partnered to fund a one-time scholarship, the Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
It was during this march, the high point of the civil rights movement, that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. Unions played a key role in organizing and getting thousands of people to Washington, D.C. for this march.
The AFL-CIO demonstrates its commitment to continue the legacy of the 1963 March on Washington; the promise of jobs and freedom, by providing this scholarship opportunity to talented high school seniors and others to help realize their dream of a college education.
The scholarship is available to 2013 graduating high school seniors as well as members, their spouses, and their dependent children and grandchildren (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or legal caregiver is required as of July 1, 2013.
Deadline is noon on July 1, 2013.
Applicants can apply online at
Questions about this scholarship can be emailed to
Written inquiries:
AFL-CIO-Union Plus Dreams of Jobs and Freedom Scholarship, 1100 1st St., NE, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20002.

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