AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Scholarship Program
AFSCME Ohio Council 8 understands the importance of your children’s education. But we also understand how difficult it can be to achieve. Ohio Council 8 First Vice President Harold Mitchell, chairman of the scholarship committee, said, “Higher education is vital if we are to rebuild Ohio’s economy. But students entering college today need significant financial assistance to pursue their higher education goals. We strongly encourage every eligible student to apply for these scholarships.”The AFSCME Ohio Council 8 Scholarship Program, created in 1982, provides one son and one daughter of an Ohio Council 8 member with a $2,500 yearly college scholarship. To be eligible for the four-year grant, an applicant must be a high school senior graduating in the year in which they apply, and must be accepted at a four-year accredited college or university as a full-time student.
In order to apply, the student’s parents must complete the verification of union membership and must have been a member in good standing for at least one year prior to the application deadline of May 1, 2019. Students must fill out the official scholarship application form, provide the requested high school academic records, and compose two, 500-word essays, one describing “What AFSCME Means To My Family,” and one explaining their reasons for pursuing a college degree.
In addition, it is suggested that applicants place their name on each page of their essays, and to ensure verified delivery to Ohio Council 8, mail the application with a return receipt request.
The Council 8 Scholarship Committee is chaired by Vice President Harold Mitchell and includes Cleveland Regional Vice President Julie Albers, Council 8 Trustee Kimberly Gaines, and Council 8 Recording Secretary Patricia Taylor.
The deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2019.