District Council 1707, AFL-CIO

Membership Benefits

Here are this month's featured savings from AFSCME Advantage, a special program of discounts and savings for our members! Read more >>>

The Union Plus Scholarship program, sponsored by the Union Plus Education Foundation, helps union members and their families defray the cost of higher education. Since 1992, the program has awarded over $3 million to deserving students. Read more >>>


AFSCME Family Scholarship

Knowledge Is Power

Looking for financial support for college? Each year the AFSCME Family Scholarship Program provides ten $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2,000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains enrolled in a full-time course of study. The scholarship may be used for any field of study.

Are You Eligible?
To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a graduating high school senior whose parent, legal guardian or financially responsible grandparent is a full dues-paying AFSCME member;
  • At the time the scholarship is awarded, be enrolled in a full-time degree program either at an accredited four-year institution or at a two-year institution that will transfer credits to a four-year institution; and
  • Have taken the SAT or the ACT.

How to Apply

To apply, you must meet all eligibility requirements as identified above. Make sure your complete application, with all support documentation (essay, transcripts, letters of recommendations, SAT or ACT scores, proof of AFSCME membership, etc.), is mailed together in one envelope, POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, to:

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program
Attention: AFSCME Advantage
1625 L Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036

If you have any questions, please call us at (202) 429-5066.

2014 AFSCME Family Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Alexandra Arenz, Wisconsin Council 40; Neal Baranosky, New Jersey Council 52; Julia Biernat, Connecticut Council 4; Dallin Carlson, Washington Council 2 ;Daniel Cross, New York CSEA Local 1000; Marcel Ferreiro, District of Columbia Council 26 (both winner and member live in Virginia); Robin Lancaster, California Council 57; Sean Lowe, Ohio Council 8; Heather Shen, Rhode Island Council 94; Char’Nese Turner, Illinois Council 31.

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