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.

THE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2019 EXAM. NO FURTHER REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

We are proud to announce that the new Labor History Study Guide is now available for download. Please click below to download the guide. Good luck to the students taking the 2018-19 exam!

2018-2019 Scholarships

  • The Scholarship exam registration closed on Friday, December 14th, 2018.
  • The study guide is now online. Please note, the study guide has been rewritten this year and students should not study the old guide. 
  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

PDF iconMA AFL-CIO Scholarship Exam Study Guide 2018-19
MA AFL-CIO Scholarship Exam Study Guide 2018-19

PDF icon Scholarship FAQ 2018

PDF iconScholarship Flyer 2018-19

PDF iconMA AFL-CIO Scholarship Awards Book 2017-18