Scholarship Program

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 60th 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.

2017-2018 Scholarships

  • Scholarship Applications are due, Friday, December 15, 2017
  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Click appropriate application link below to download and print:

PDF iconScholarship Application 2017

PDF iconJob Corp Application 2017

PDF iconGED & HiSET Application 2017

More information:

PDF iconScholarship FAQ

PDF icon Study Guide

PDF icon2016 Scholarship Awards Booklet