Scholarship Program

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 59th year. Through the scholarship program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is honored to continue a long tradition of helping students continue their education as they work toward creating bright futures.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarship program awardees receive between $500 and $16,000 towards their education. Over 40 unions, central labor councils, area businesses and charitable trusts from across Massachusetts participate in awarding scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars. Unions in Massachusetts have given close to $10 million in scholarships since 2000. About 1,500 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship.

 This year's Labor History Exam was given on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Look for information on the 2017-18 Scholarship cycle in the summer.

The 2016-17 application process has closed but see below for sample applications

Click appropriate application link below to download and print:

PDF icon Scholarship Application 2016

PDF icon Job Corp Application 2016

PDF icon GED Application 2016

More information:

PDF iconScholarship FAQ

PDF icon Study Guide