Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Minnesota AFL-CIO

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Two awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a member in good standing of a Minnesota AFL-CIO local union; OR an AFL-CIO member on lay-off status who has a valid withdrawal card, has recall rights and was in good standing for six months prior to lay-off; OR a retired or disabled AFL-CIO member who was in good standing in his/her local union at the time of retirement or disablement. *Please note: This scholarship is for working union members, not dependents or spouses of union members.
  3. Must attend a post-secondary institution in the state of Minnesota.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  5. Must be a high school graduate or older at time of application.

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

Description: This award is available for members of the Minnesota AFL-CIO who are attending any accredited college, university, or trade school. Selection is made by random drawing and there are no past academic qualifications or records required. Spouses and dependants of Minnesota AFL-CIO members are not eligible for this award.

Application requirements for the Martin Duffy Adult Learner Scholarship are:

  • Application form
Additional Information: No academic performance standards or records are required for eligibility. Awards will be make payable jointly to the winners and the educational institutions as indicated. Winners are selected in a random drawing and the award must be used within one year of receipt of the notification letter.

Award Amount: $500 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $500.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 30

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Tuesday, April 30

Applications are available on the Minnesota AFL-CIO website. Interested applicants can also obtain an application by contacting Lori Williams at the email address provided. The applicant must then obtain a local union signature and certification. If the application is mailed to his/her local union, it will approve the application and then forward the application to the Labor Education Service at the University of Minnesota. Applications must be postmarked no later than the deadline date and sent to the University of Minnesota c/o Labor Education Service using the address provided.
About Minnesota AFL-CIO:
Contact Information: Lori Williams, Organizing Director
Address: Labor Education Service/University of Minnesota 321 19th Ave. S. #3-300 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

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