The Minnesota AFL-CIO is proud to have scholarships available for Union members and their dependents. Information is available below regarding the 2016 MN AFL-CIO and Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship application forms. The MN AFL-CIO Scholarship is awarded to five recipients in 2016 to graduating high school seniors who are Union members or dependents of Union members.
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Online applications will be accepted from any student who has graduated from high school, will be graduating in the spring of 2016, or has received their GED. This year, the application will be available from January 20-April 16, 2016 and at least six scholarships worth up to $8000 will be awarded over a 4-year period. Click on the links below for further information or click here to go directly to the UFCW scholarship page.
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