Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

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Amount
Awarded

$8,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

March 31

Tuesday
Awarded By:

American Federation of Teachers

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually. This year, four awards will be offered.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be the dependent of a parent or guardian who has been an American Federation of Teachers member for one year or more.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be a graduating high school senior at time of application.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available for graduating high school seniors who have a parent or legal guardian that has been an American Federation of Teachers (AFT) member for at least one year.

Application requirements for the Robert G. Porter Scholars Program are:

  • Application form
  • Essays (2)
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Work experience
Additional Information: Robert G. Porter Scholars Program monies may be used only at institutions that are accredited to offer postsecondary degrees or certificates by an accrediting agency certified for that purpose by the U.S. Department of Education. No AFT state or local staff members may apply.

Award Amount: $2,000 annually, renewable for three additional years. For continuing scholarship qualification, recipients are expected to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, as reflected in the annual transcript required, and must show continuing enrollment and satisfactory progress toward a degree.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $8,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, March 31

Applications are available on the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) website. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must also include the following: an essay of 500 words or less addressing the topic listed on the application; a personal statement describing how this scholarship will enable him/her to attend the college of his/her choice; a listing of his/her work experience; an essay describing his/her most important leadership role; two letters of recommendation; and an official high school transcript in a sealed envelope. One letter of recommendation must be from a teacher or counselor and the other from a community representative, such as a minister, rabbi, priest, scout leader, employer or community service organization. The application must be submitted online no later than the deadline date.
Contact: Bernadette Bailey
Address: 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W. Washington, District of Columbia 20001-2079

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