$5000 Scholarship for High School Seniors – Application is now open

High school seniors are invited to apply for an Albert Shanker Scholarship. The process is easier than ever with our new online portal.

Candidates must be financially eligible and be accepted in a full-time, matriculated, degree-granting program at an accredited college or university. We believe that education is the gateway to a productive life. This opportunity will instill a greater sense of belonging — and motivation — for your child to make it through their higher education. The deadline to apply for a $5,000 scholarship is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Democracy Prep Public Schools

The UFT gives the union-funded Shanker scholarship awards to academically excellent and financially eligible New York City public high school seniors and post-graduate students. Eight post-graduates received awards this year.The Fund awards more than 200 college scholarships to outstanding public high school graduates every year. Each award totals $5,000 — that is, $1,250 a year for four years of college. Albert Shanker College Scholarships are given to students who will be attending an accredited public or private college or university.

The scholarship program, which began in 1969, was renamed in Albert Shanker’s memory in 1997. He was the New York City teacher who became president of both this union and our national affiliate, the American Federation of Teachers. More than anyone else, Albert Shanker put education at the top of America’s political agenda because he cared deeply about students and wanted them to receive top-quality educations. We are proud that these scholarships will continue to help hundreds of our students go to college each year, many to top universities around the country. We invite you to find out how you can apply for these awards.

Click on this link to apply for the scholarship UFT Scholarship Fund

Source: UFT Community and Parent Engagement


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