Education Scholarships


To recognize the extraordinary efforts of our members and to foster unionism, Council 4 is offering continuing education assistance in the form of a $2,000 per year scholarship for up to four years (max $8,000) to dependents of Council 4 members and retirees. 

Each year, the Council 4 Scholarship Committee selects two students to award a $2,000 scholarship paid to the school of the winners.  Winners are eligible for up to four consecutive years by doing a brief presentation to the executive board.

Click here to read about our 2023 scholarship winners.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a 2024 graduating high school senior

  • Be admitted or soon to be admitted to schools of higher education, trade program, or other training/education of continuing education.

  • *Applicant’s parent/stepparent/legal guardian must be, or have been, an AFSCME Council 4 local member. If applicant’s parent/stepparent/legal guardian is a retired member of AFSCME Council 4, they must be a Retirees Chapter 4 member. *Children of retirees and grandchildren under direct legal custody of members in good standing are also eligible.

Application Process:

Applicants must complete an application form and submit a typed 300-to-500-word essay describing how the Union improved your life or that of your family. Essays must be written by the student applying and not the Council 4 member. 


Email application form and typed student essay NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM on Thursday, May 2, 2024 to Megan Batchelder at [email protected].

Click here for application form
Click PDF below for scholarship flyer
PDF icon AFSCME_Council4_scholarship_program_flyer_2024.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Batchelder at (860) 224-4000.


Council 4 Retirees Chapter and AFSCME also offer scholarships to members and retirees. Click the links below to read more:

Council 4 Retirees Scholarship
AFSCME Family Scholarship
Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship (AFSCME)
Union Plus Scholarship