Council 4 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 2022 scholarship winners.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a 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. 


Applications will be accepted through 5:00 PM on May 1, 2023, via email to Megan Batchelder at [email protected]

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

Click here for application form
Click PDF below for scholarship flyer
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In solidarity,

Council 4 Scholarship Committee: 
Bernie Bombardier, Betsey Grady, Jody Barr; Marybeth Kaczynski-Hill; Ruby Blackmon, Wayne Wysocki, Tyrell Alexander