Scholarship Program

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 61st 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.

To qualify for a scholarship students must take the labor history exam.

NOW LIVE: Click here to register for the 2018-19 Massachusetts Labor History Exam.

2018-2019 Scholarships

  • The Scholarship exam registration is now live. Please apply online by Friday, December 14, 2018.
  • The study guide will be online Monday, December 17, 2018. Please note, the study guide is being rewritten this year and students should not study the old guide. 
  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given on Wednesday, February 6, 2018

PDF iconScholarship FAQ 2018

PDF iconScholarship Flyer 2018-19

PDF iconMA AFL-CIO Scholarship Awards Book 2017-18