Robert G. Porter Scholars Program Grant

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Amount
Awarded

$1,000

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, 10 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 an American Federation of Teachers member in good standing for one year or more.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  4. Must be a high school graduate or older to apply for this undergraduate and graduate award.

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

Description: This award is available to current members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) pursuing a field of study related to their work.

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

  • Application form
  • Essay
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: $1,000 annually, non-renewable.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,000.

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 is required to submit a 350- to 500-word essay on the topic, 'How I would use the Robert G. Porter Scholars Program Grant to advance my profession or education'. The application must be completed 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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