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AFT-Oregon Scholarships and Awards – Due by Feb 18, 2019

AFT-Oregon is now accepting Scholarship and Award Applications.
  • AFT-Oregon members may submit their applications for themselves, their children, or grandchildren for college scholarships. 
  • Locals and members may nominate leaders in our union and in our community for awards. 
  • Locals may nominate themselves for communications awards.
The deadline has been extended to February 18. Click on the link for more information and application forms:



Shirley J. Gold Scholarship
The Shirley J. Gold Scholarship of $1,500, awarded to an AFT-Oregon member who is pursuing higher education at an accredited higher education institution.

Carl J. Megel Scholarship
The Carl J. Megel Scholarship of $1,500 will be awarded to an AFT-Oregon member’s child or grandchild who is graduating from high school and is enrolling in an accredited higher education institution.

Albert F. Shanker Scholarship
The Albert F. Shanker Scholarship of $1,500, awarded to an AFT-Oregon member’s child or grandchild who is already attending an accredited higher education institution.
Deirdre Mackey and Grace Misztal Scholarships
Two $1,500 Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education. One awarded to members and the other available to a member’s dependent who are members of a marginalized community and/or demonstrate that their studies will work to advance the cause of social justice and the ending of discrimination.


John Connor Memorial Award
This award recognizes an individual member who exhibits the selfless, spirited enthusiasm and devotion to causes of the union which serve as an inspiration to fellow activists. 
Outstanding Contribution to Public Awareness
This award recognizes an individual in Oregon who has contributed to the public’s general awareness or who has raised the level of public debate in furtherance of the goals of AFT-Oregon in matters of education, health, public services, labor or other current issues of importance to the membership. This award is open to any resident of Oregon, including AFT-Oregon members.


General Excellence
Recognizes general excellence in writing, editing, content, layout and design; including best story, editorial, photos, art or graphics.

Best Website
The site should be easy to maneuver, be graphically interesting, and provide valuable information to members and site visitors.

Best Use of Social Media

Engages members and provides valuable information for all site visitors. 
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