Scholarship Opportunities

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Massachusetts AFL-CIO Scholarships

Local 4 is committed to giving back to our communities and helping our children on the path to success. Each year, in partnership with the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, we’ve been able to award great scholarships to hardworking students across the region. We award $2,500 scholarships each year to two high school seniors planning to attend college or job training. Members generously fund these opportunities through a voluntary five-cent per hour payroll deduction.

Any Massachusetts high school senior whose parent or legal guardian is in good standing with Local 4 is encouraged to apply. Learn more by visiting the Massachusetts AFL-CIO website.

Please note that the Local 4 SAC Scholarship is awarded to the two students who receive the highest scores on this Scholarship Exam. These winners are selected through the process by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.

Students should register for the scholarship exam by Friday, December 22, 2023. Between February 5, 2024 – February 9, 2024, the scholarship exam will be administered at high schools across Massachusetts.

2022 NH AFL-CIO Linda Horan Scholarship Program

This year, in honor of Sister Linda Horan, the NH AFL-CIO will again award scholarship assistance. Members in good standing of an affiliated local union, their spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards are encouraged to apply. A minimum of three scholarships will be awarded; one for $1,500, one for $1,000, and one for $750. Additional prizes may be awarded contingent on funding available.

Scholarship applicants must submit a 750-1,000 word (3 to 4 pages double-spaced) essay on the following topic: Why do we need public schools and what is their function in democracy?

Those eligible are members in good standing, or the spouses, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, or legal wards of a member in good standing, of unions affiliated with the NH AFL-CIO. The union member must live or work in New Hampshire.

A completed application form must be verified by Local 4 officials and must accompany the essay. Forms are available from Local 4 or the NH AFL-CIO, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106 (or call 603-623-7302).

The scholarship award(s) will be announced on or before July 25, 2022.

Winners must provide proof of undergraduate enrollment in a college, community college, university, or recognized trade school for the fall semester, 2022. Essays and application forms must be received by the NH AFL-CIO Scholarship Committee, no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2022 at: NH AFL-CIO, 161 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH 03106.

Download the 2022 Scholarship Application

Download the 2022 Scholarship Description

Central MA AFL-CIO Scholarships

The AFL-CIO of Central Massachusetts is pleased to announce that we will be awarding 12-15 $1,000 scholarships. All names must be submitted to the lottery drawing by April 26, 2024.

The scholarship recipients will be drawn by lottery at the May community services committee meeting and the winners will be announced at the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 24, 2024. The scholarships will be presented at the Labor Day celebration on August 30, 2024.

Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council Annual Scholarship

The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council is proud to once again be able to offer an Annual Scholarship Program.

There will be three $1,000 scholarships awarded this year. To apply, students must be a high school senior living in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, and the Islands who is planning to attend college. Applicants must also have a family member or guardian in a union affiliated with The Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council or be a member themselves.

The deadline to submit a scholarship application is April 21, 2024. To learn more about eligibility and the application process, visit You can also contact 508-436-0774 or