Every year AFT Massachusetts awards thousands of dollars in scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are dependents of AFT Massachusetts members. The awards, named in honor of former AFT leaders Kathy Kelley, Albert Shanker and Sandra Feldman, and for long-time AFT Massachusetts field representative Jay Porter, are awarded on the basis of a labor history exam administered by the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
Program eligibility and application
To be considered for a scholarship the student must be a dependent of an AFT Massachusetts member and a high school senior. The student must also attend a college or other post-secondary school in the fall of the following academic year.
- Scholarship Applications are due by January 3, 2021 and can be submitted by email to Jennifer Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Click here to view and download the application.
- Studnets are encouraged to contact their school counselor about the exam logistics (time, location, and if the exam will be administered in person of remotely from home).
- This school year's Labor History Exam will be administered between January 25 to February 5, 2021.
- Click here to learn more about the exam and to review the Massachusetts AFL-CIO Labor History Study Guide.
2020 AFT Massachusetts Recipients
Kathleen A. Kelley Scholarship Award
Tyler Nolan - Chelmsford High School
Albert Shanker Scholarship Award
Matthew Lyons - Framingham High School
Kian McCabe - Saugus High School
Mary McCloskey - Littleton High School
Louisa Sullivan - Braintree High School
Aine Powers - Holliston High School
Sandra Feldman Scholarship Award
Riley Birchall - North Andover High School
Andrew Wallace - Bishop Fenwick High School
Jay Porter Scholarship Award
Kyle McGinnis - Foxboro High School
Congratulations to all the recipients of the 2020 Scholarship Awards!