AFSCME members are eligible to apply for the Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship. Awarded in honor of former AFSCME Pres. Jerry McEntee, the $5,000 scholarship will go to the candidate who best exemplifies President McEntee's commitment to strengthening our union through organizing, building political power for working families, defending workers' rights, and supporting public services. President McEntee served at the helm of AFSCME for 31 years and grew our union to 1.6 million members while helping defeat efforts to privatize Social Security and change Medicare.
The Gerald W. McEntee Scholarship will be awarded annually to an AFSCME member for use towards higher education expenses. It is a one-time scholarship and may not be awarded twice to the same member.
How to Apply
1. Applicants must first apply for the *Union Plus Scholarship. Visit www.afscme.org/scholarships then click Union Plus Scholarship. (The Union Plus Scholarship application also serves as the application for the Gerald W. McEntee scholarship). Applications must be completed on-line.
2. In the essay portion of the application members will be asked to write an additional essay for the McEntee scholarship. Answer "yes" to the question, "Are you an AFSCME member?" Members will be asked to write an essay of no more than 500 words describing their commitment to the work led by President McEntee in areas such as new organizing, political power for working people, and support for public services.
Scholarship applications are judged by a committee of impartial post-secondary educators.